Academic Books & Online Resources

Women in Philosophy

This March, Oxford University Press is celebrating Women in Philosophy as part of Women’s History Month. Explore books on feminist philosophy, gender oppression, and women’s empowerment. Read a diverse selection of philosophy journal articles – all written by women. Plus, discover a sample of online resources featuring significant female philosophers and more. All articles are freely available to read in March!

Featured Books

Free Journal Articles



Indexicals, speech acts and pornography
Claudia Bianchi

Recent Work on Intentionality
Michelle Montague

  The British Journal of Aesthetics

British Journal of Aesthetics

Two Women by Giovanni Bellini
Mary Bittner Wiseman

Post-Modern Pastiche
Margaret A. Rose

Fantasy, Imagination, and Film
Kathleen Stock

The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

What Evolvability Really Is
Winner of the 2014 Popper Prize
Rachael L. Brown

Criteria of Identity: Strong and Wrong
Hannes Leitgeb

  Christian Bioethics

Christian bioethics

War on Women,
Nancy A. Wilson

Lost in Translation: Spiritual Assessment and the Religious Tradition
Emily K. Trancik

On Poor Religious Coping: Spiritually Assessing Christianity’s Great Theologians
Devan Stahl

The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy

The Journal of Medicine & Philosophy

 Law, Ethics, and the Patient Preference Predictor,
Rebecca Dresser

Differential Diagnosis and the Suspension of Judgment,
Ashley Graham Kennedy

The Role of Measurement in Establishing Evidence,
Leah McClimans

The Concept of a Feminist Bioethics,
Mary C. Rawlinson

Parents, Adolescents, and Consent for Research Participation,
Ana S. Iltis



Rationalism and the Content of Intuitive Judgements
Winner of the 2012 APA Article Prize
Anna-Sara Malmgren

Identity and Indiscernibility
Katherine Hawley

Actuality and Responsibility
Carolina Sartorio

Philosophia Mathematica

Philosophia Mathematica

Justifying Definitions in Mathematics—Going Beyond Lakatos  
Charlotte Werndl  

Recollection and the Mathematician's Method in Plato's Meno
Elaine Landry

  The Philosophical Quarterly

The Philosophical Quarterly

When Critics Disagree: Prospects for Realism in Aesthetics
Stephanie Ross

The Reality of (Non‐Aesthetic) Artistic Value
Louise Hanson

A Human Right against Social Deprivation
Kimberley Brownlee

Public Health Ethics (PHE)

Public Health Ethics

Public Health Ethics and Liberalism
Lubomira Radoilska

Smoking and Social Justice
Kristin Voigt

Toward a Public Health Approach to Infertility: The Ethical Dimensions of Infertility Prevention
Marie-Eve Lemoine and Vardit Ravitsky


 Explore the latest issue of The Monist on The History of Women’s Ideas.


Sample Online Content

Discover some of the important women, and gender ideas, in philosophy through some of our online resources by clicking the sample content below.

American National Biography Online

American National Biography

Hannah Arendt

Mary Whiton Calkins

Grace Mead de Laguna

Julia Henrietta Gulliver

Susanne K. Langer

Ayn Rand

  Oxford African American Studies Center

African American Studies Center

Joyce Mitchell Cook

Angela Yvonne Davis

Adrian Margaret Smith Piper

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Anne Conway

  Oxford Handbooks Online

Oxford Handbooks Online

Raichō: Zen and the Female Body in the Development of Japanese Feminist Philosophy

Nietzsche and Women

British Feminist Thought

Feminist Philosophy and Education

Feminism in Philosophy

Very Short Introductions

Very Short Introductions Online

Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction, Chapter 8. What’s in it for whom?

Political Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction, Chapter 6. Feminism and multiculturalism:

  Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

Oxford Scholarly Editions Online

Lady Anne Conway and Henry More have a discussion of Descartes on perception on 3rd December,  1651, and then have further theological thoughts in a letter sent on 29th November, 1675.

University Press Scholarship Online

University Press Scholarship Online

'Women in Philosophy: Why Should We Care?’ in Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change?

Treatise on Ethics and Politics, Divided Into Three Parts: Freedom, Knowledge, and Authority’ in A Woman Who Defends All the Persons of Her Sex: Selected Philosophical and Moral Writings

The Role Of Women In Plato’s Republic’ in Virtue and Happiness: Essays in Honour of Julia Annas

“The Ethics of Belief” Reconsidered’ in Knowledge, Truth, and Duty: Essays on Epistemic Justification, Responsibility, and Virtue