Peter Adamson reflects on the difficulties of finding philosophical texts by women in the ancient world
However, there are ways to use the work of women in philosophical discussions apart from referencing specifically philosophical texts. I have used Sappho’s so-called “poem of jealousy” for illustrating the embodied qualities of emotional experience, for instance. The many translations offered here can also be used to explore how emotions are conceptualised differently in different epochs.
Ancient philosophy is an area that has a large number of prominent female philosophers, Gail Fine, for instance.