Profile: Mary Ellen Waithe, Ph.D.





Professor & Chair, Department of Philosophy & Comparative Religion

Cleveland State University.

Publications about women philosophers:

“From Canon Fodder to Canon-Formation: How do we get There from Here?” forthcoming in Monist: vol. 98.1, January 2015.

Review of J. Conley, Adoration & Annihilation: the Convent Philosophy of Port-Royal,” in International Philosophical Quarterly, December 2010.

“Heloise and Abelard” in Karen Warren, ed., An Unconventional History of Philosophy, NY: Rowman & Littlefield , 2009, p. 127-155.

Oliva Sabuco: New Philosophy of Human Nature (1587) translated from the Castilian by Maria Colomer Vintro & Mary Ellen Waithe, translated from the Latin by C. Angel Zorita & Mary Ellen Waithe. Urbana & Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2007.

"Catharine Beecher." Dictionary of American Philosophy. Bristol, London & New York: Thoemmes Press/Continuum, 2005.

"Hypatia of Alexandria” Encyclopedia of Philosophy NY: MacMillan Reference, 2005. 

“Murasaki Shikibu,” Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism, Volume 79, 2005. This is an unrevised reprint from Volume 2 of my History of Women Philosophers. 

"Canon Fodder: New Works by and About Women Philosophers." Hypatia, A Journal of Feminist Philosophy: Special Issue on 19th Century Women Philosophers: Vol. 19 (2), Spring, 2004 133-149. 

"Oliva Sabuco’s Philosophy of Medicine: Freedom from False Paradigms,” La passió per la llibertat, Fina Birules & Maria Isabel Peña Aguado, (eds) X Congresso de IAPH. Barcelona: Prensa del Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, (2004) p.225-229. 

Mary Ellen Waithe and Maria Vintro, “Posthumously Plagiarizing Oliva Sabuco: An Appeal to Cataloging Librarians” published simultaneously in: Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, V. 35:3/4, 2003, pp. 525-540, and Joachim, M.D., ed., Historical Aspects of Cataloging and Classification. Binghamton, NY: The Haworth Press (2003): 525-540. 

Maria Vintro and Mary Ellen Waithe "¿Fue Oliva o fue Miguel? Reconsiderando el caso Sabuco," Boletín del Instituto del Investigaciones Bibliográficas, Biblioteca Nacional de México, Ciudad México. V.5: 1&2, primer y segundo semestres de 2000, (2002) pp. 11-37. 

"Women Moral Philosophers,”  Lawrence Becker, ed., The Encyclopedia of Ethics, 2nd edition. London: Routledge, 2001. 

"For Love and Against Marriage: Heloise’s Disappointment with Abelard," reprint of “Heloise” from A History of Women Philosophers, Vol. 2, reprinted: Cecile Tougas and Sara Ebenrech, eds., Presenting Women Philosophers Temple University Press, 2000. 

"Women in the History of Philosophy” in R. Popkin, ed. Columbia History of Western Philosophy, Columbia University Press 1999 reprint of 1998 ed., p 765-772. 

“Hypatia of Alexandria,” The Encyclopedia of Philosophy Supplement. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1997, reprint: Simon & Shuster 1998. 

“Finding Bits and Pieces of Hypatia,” L. McAlister, ed., Hypatia’s Daughters: Fifteen Hundred Years of Women Philosophers, Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1996, pp. 4-15. 

Review of: Dzielska, M., Hypatia of Alexandria (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1995). Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Fall, 1995. 

Review of: Atherton, M., Women Philosophers of the Early Modern Period (Indianapolis/Cambridge: Hackett, 1995). Teaching Philosophy 18:3 Newark: American Philosophical Association, September, 1995, 290-293. 

Waithe, Mary Ellen and Cicero, Samantha, “E. E. Constance Jones,” Chapter 2 of A History of Women Philosophers Volume 4, Contemporary Women Philosophers 1900-today, Mary Ellen Waithe, ed., Dordrecht, London and Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994, pages 25-49. 

“Hannah Arendt,” Chapter 11 of A History of Women Philosophers Volume 4, Contemporary Women Philosophers 1900-today, Mary Ellen Waithe, ed., Dordrecht, London and Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994, pages 243-259. 

“Twentieth Century Women Philosophers,” Chapter 14 of A History of Women Philosophers Volume 4, Contemporary Women Philosophers 1900-today, Mary Ellen Waithe, ed., Dordrecht, London and Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994, pages 299-380. 

A History of Women Philosophers Volume 4, Contemporary Women Philosophers 1900-today, Mary Ellen Waithe, ed., Dordrecht, London and Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1994. 

A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 3, Modern Women Philosophers, 1600-1900. Mary Ellen Waithe, ed. Dordrecht, Boston & London: Kluwer Academic Press (formerly Martinus Nijhoff) (1991). 

"Catharine Trotter Cockburn," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 3, Modern Women Philosophers, 1600-1900, Dordrecht, Boston & London: Kluwer Academic Press (formerly Martinus Nijhoff) (1991), pp 101-125. 

"Gabrielle Emilie le Tonnelier de Breteuil du Chatelet-Lomont," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 3, Modern Women Philosophers, 1600- 1900, Dordrecht, Boston & London: Kluwer Academic Press (formerly Martinus Nijhoff) (1991), pp 127-151. 

"Women Philosophers of the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 3, Modern Women Philosophers, 1600-1900, Dordrecht, Boston & London: Kluwer Academic Press (formerly Martinus Nijhoff) (1991), pp 209-272. 

A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 2, Medieval, Renaissance and Enlightenment Women Philosophers, AD 600-1500. Mary Ellen Waithe, ed. Dordrecht, Boston & London: Kluwer Academic Press (formerly Martinus Nijhoff), (1989). 

"Murasaki Shikibu," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 2, Medieval, Renaissance and Enlightenment Women Philosophers, AD 600-1500, Dordrecht, Boston & London: Kluwer Academic Press (formerly Martinus Nijhoff) (1989), pp 1-26. 

"Heloise," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 2, Medieval, Renaissance and Enlightenment Women Philosophers, AD 600-1500, Dordrecht, Boston & London: Kluwer Academic Press (formerly Martinus Nijhoff) (1989), pp 67-83. 

"Oliva Sabuco de Nantes Barerra," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 2, Medieval, Renaissance and Enlightenment Women Philosophers, AD 600-1500, Dordrecht, Boston & London: Kluwer Academic Press (formerly Martinus Nijhoff) (1989), pp 261-284. 

"Roswitha of Gandersheim, Christine Pisan, Margaret More Roper and Teresa of Avila," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 2, Medieval, Renaissance and Enlightenment Women Philosophers, AD 600-1500, Dordrecht, Boston & London: Kluwer Academic Press (formerly Martinus Nijhoff) (1989), pp 309-317. 

"On Not Teaching the History of Philosophy," Invited article, Hypatia, Journal of Feminist Philosophy special issue on the History of Women Philosophers. (Spring, 1989). 

"Twenty-Three Hundred Years of Women Philosophers: Toward a Gender Undifferentiated Moral Theory," in Mary Brabeck, ed., Who Cares? New York: Praeger (1989). 

A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 1, Ancient Women Philosophers, 600 BC -AD 500. Mary Ellen Waithe, ed. Dordrecht, Boston & Lancaster: Martinus Nijhoff (1987).

"Early Pythagoreans: Themistoclea, Theano, Arignote, Myia, and Damo," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 1, Ancient Women Philosophers, Dordrecht, Boston & Lancaster: Martinus Nijhoff (1987), pp 11-17. 

"Late Pythagoreans: Aesara of Lucania, Phintys of Sparta and Perictione I," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 1, Ancient Women Philosophers, Dordrecht, Boston & Lancaster: Martinus Nijhoff (1987), pp 19-39. 

"Late Pythagoreans: Theano II, and Perictione II," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 1, Ancient Women Philosophers, Dordrecht, Boston & Lancaster: Martinus Nijhoff (1987), pp 41-58. 

"Authenticating the Fragments and Letters," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 1, Ancient Women Philosophers, Dordrecht, Boston & Lancaster: Martinus Nijhoff (1987), pp 59-74. 

"Aspasia of Miletus," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 1, Ancient Women Philosophers, Dordrecht, Boston & Lancaster: Martinus Nijhoff (1987), pp 75-81. 

"Diotima of Mantinea," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 1, Ancient Women Philosophers, Dordrecht, Boston & Lancaster: Martinus Nijhoff (1987), pp 83-116. 

"Hypatia of Alexandria," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 1, Ancient Women Philosophers, Dordrecht, Boston & Lancaster: Martinus Nijhoff (1987), pp 169-195. 

"Arete, Asclepigenia, Axiothea, Cleobulina, Hipparchia, and Lasthenia," in M.E. Waithe, ed. A History of Women Philosophers: Volume 1, Ancient Women Philosophers, Dordrecht, Boston & Lancaster: Martinus Nijhoff (1987), pp 197-209. 

Gibson, J., and Waithe, M. Untitled invited editorial article. Documentation sur la Recherche Feministe: 16:3. special issue on Women and Philosophy, Fall, 1987. 


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