The Women’s Works provides a list of papers, books or chapters that could be used in undergraduate teaching, so that if an instructor wants to include more work by women in a syllabus, it is easier to do so. The site can be searched using Google, or papers can be listed by philosophical area or by author.
We were motivated to set up the site by the realisation that women philosophers are much less visible in the undergraduate curriculum than they need to be, and in many cases, appropriate and interesting work by women is available. The site aims to make it easy to identify potential work by women to use for teaching.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who made the site?
Why can't I download full text articles from the site?
How can I recommend some work by women?
I have sent you a suggestion, why hasn't it shown up on the site?
Is there a charge for using the site?
Can I ask a question that isn't on this list?
The Team: Cynthia Townley, Mitch Parsell and Albert Atkin. We were awarded a Macquarie University Learning and Teaching grant "Seeing Herself as a Philosopher" to develop the database. In 2009-10, we used the funds to employ a research assistant – Swantje Lorrimer - who has done most of the work compiling the recommendations. The content has been supplied by many individuals who responded to our requests for suggestions.
Why doesn't the database link to another source of full text articles.
Copyright. It would be very hard to have permission for all the material. Other sources (such as JSTOR) require subscription, usually through an institution, so can't be made available on a public database.
Most likely we haven't added it yet, but if you suggested it more than a few months ago, perhaps we have mislaid the information. Please re-send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org