How to Think Like a Woman

How to Think Like a Woman by Regan Penaluna is a mixture of memoirs and essays that discuss the work and legacy of four “lost” female philosophers: Mary Astell, Damaris Masham, Catherine Cockburn, and Mary Wollstonecraft. But the book also asks the larger question: why aren’t female philosophers studied more often? Penaluna’s book captures both her own experiences as an academic and explores the role of women in the pursuit of knowledge throughout history, including fascinating accounts of women whom history has put by the wayside and women who had relationships with more famous canonical male philosophers but whose own lives remain under-examined. (Non-Fiction)