Most philosophers who have written about time are born in a male body, are raised in a masculine fashion and lived or live in a world in which men predominantly shaped language and order. Do female philosophers conceptualize time differently from their male colleagues? Female philosophers, like Hannah Arendt and Elizabeth Grosz, seem to be more concerned with natality, the new and unexpected, than with mortality. The article explores to what extent this interest can be attributed to the fact that these philosophers are women. Or is this concern more related to an involvement with raising and educating children?

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Keywords Arendt, Female philosophers, New beginnings, Time concepts, Women/men
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1177/0961463X10361302, hdl.handle.net/1765/61808
Journal Time and Society
Citation
Huijer, L.M. (2010). New and unexpected!: Female life practices resonating in the philosophy of time. Time and Society, 19(1), 72–80. doi:10.1177/0961463X10361302