The 11th Annual Women in the History of Philosophy Lecture: Rose Rand (1903-1980) From the Archives: Real and Unreal

Women in the History of Philosophy lecture 2019 poster

Chris Meyns be presenting the 11th Women in the History of Philosophy lecture:

Rose Rand (1903-1980) From the Archives: Real and Unreal

5 April 2019 2.30-4.30pm

Humanities Research Institute
University of Sheffield

This talk is the eleventh in an annual series, which the Department of Philosophy established in order to call attention to women in the history of philosophy-- whose work has often been neglected.


"The philosopher Dr Rose Rand (1903-1980) shook 1930s Vienna. Today, her name simply languishes on lists of people who were there too, once. While we know the mechanisms by which this happens - precarious employment, sexism, world wars - it's still no situation to rest content with. In this talk I will describe my (contingent, often flustered by misconceptions) journey of encountering and appreciating Rand's work in the Archives of Scientific Philosophy. Moreover, I will provide a provisional account of her work on the real and unreal as contained in the notebooks in that collection."

All are welcome to attend the lecture. A reception will follow with snacks and drinks (including non-alcoholic options).

Find out about the other ways Sheffield Department of Philosophy supports women in Philosophy at Sheffield.

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