History of Women Philosophers

Online Synchronous Philosophy Course

History of Women Philosophers | Online Synchronous Course | 20 Spots | 8 pm Beirut time

Registration link: https://gumroad.com/l/womenphilosophers

This course will start on Thursday, May 6, and will end on Thursday, May 27, 2021

4 weeks, once a week, 2 hrs per session.

Thursdays at 8:00 pm Beirut time (7:00 pm CET time)

Here’s a sample session so you can have an idea of what my courses are like. Thank you.

Link: https://youtu.be/lWcM43dF_fs

Once you sign up for the course, you will be invited to join the course group on Circle:


Price: USD 95$

Important information:

Please keep in mind that once you register for the course, there will be no refunds.

Those based in Lebanon can pay via wire transfer. Send me an email or a DM via Twitter for more details.

Detailed syllabus below.

This is a nonacademic course; meaning that I won’t be following a traditional academic model in examining or discussing the assigned texts, there won’t be a lot of jargon, and we won’t be discussing 50+ articles to be covered each session.

No prerequisites and no background in philosophy are required.

Tentative Syllabus:

This course will serve as an introduction to the life and writings of a selection of women philosophers from different historical periods. It will consist of a survey and an examination of the philosophical questions these philosophers were tackling. Some of the philosophical themes to be discussed include natural philosophy, ethics, knowledge, god, existence, and the meaning of life.


Diotima of Mantinea, by Mary Ellen Waithe

Hypatia of Alexandria, by Mary Ellen Waithe


Murasaki Shikibu, by Mary Ellen Waithe

Heloise, by Mary Ellen Waithe


SOR JUANA lNES DE LA CRUZ by Mary Christine Morkovsky, CDP



Hannah Arendt (1906–1975), by Mary Ellen Waithe

Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986), by JeJfner Allen and Jo- 261 Ann Pilardi


My name is Mahmoud Rasmi. I have a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Salamanca, Spain. I quit my academic job to take philosophy back to the marketplace. Between 2013 and 2020, I taught philosophy and cultural studies at the American University of Beirut and the Lebanese American University. Now, I have decided to venture to the virtual world in order to give affordable classes online to people who are interested in studying philosophy in a non-academic setting.

What are my online philosophy classes like?

I give some historical background and explain a few concepts, then moderate a discussion amongst the participants to make them as relatable as possible.

Website: www.decafquest.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Decafquest

Philosophy in the marketplace: https://twitter.com/Decafquest

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