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Anderson, Pamela Sue (1955–2017), philosopher of religion, was born on 16 April 1955 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, the daughter of Lutheran parents, Douglas Anderson, a professor of educational psychology, and his wife Yvonne, née Haglund. She had a brother, Larin, and sisters, Laurie...

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Anscombe, (Gertrude) Elizabeth Margaret (1919–2001), philosopher, was born on 18 March 1919 at Glanmire, North Strand, Limerick, the youngest child and only daughter of Allen Wells Anscombe (1885–1939), a schoolmaster at Dulwich College, then serving as a captain in the Royal Welch Fusiliers...

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(Gertrude) Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe (1919–2001) by Steve Pyke, 1990 [with Peter Thomas Geach] © Steve Pyke; National Portrait Gallery, London

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Astell, Mary (1666–1731), philosopher and promoter of women's education, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 12 November 1666, the first of two surviving children of Peter Astell (1638–1678), coal merchant, and his wife, Mary, daughter of George Errington, also a coal merchant in ...

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Benson, Margaret (1865–1916), Egyptologist and religious philosopher, was born on 16 June 1865 at Wellington College, Berkshire, the fourth of the six children of Edward White Benson (1829–1896), archbishop of Canterbury (1882–96), and his wife, Mary (1841–1918), daughter of the Revd William Sidgwick...

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Clapperton, Jane Hume (1832–1914), philosopher and social reformer, was born in the parish of St Cuthbert's in Edinburgh to Alexander Clapperton (d. 1849) and Anne Clapperton, née Hume (d. 1872), on 22 September 1832. She was the tenth of twelve children. Her father was a successful merchant, who owned businesses in ...

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Conway [née Finch], Anne, Viscountess Conway and Killultagh (1631–1679), philosopher, was born on 14 December 1631, the posthumous and second surviving daughter of Heneage Finch (1580–1631), former speaker of the House of Commons, who predeceased her birth by a week, and of his second wife, ...

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Dorothy Mary Emmet (1904–2000) by Elliott & Fry, 1958 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Emmet, Dorothy Mary (1904–2000), philosopher, was born on 29 September 1904 at 14 St Ann's Villas, Kensington, London, the elder daughter and eldest of the three children of the Revd Cyril William Emmet (1875–1923), Church of England clergyman and theologian, and his wife, ...

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Fitzgerald [née Collard], Penelope Frederica (1820–1900), philosopher, was born in St Pancras, London on 21 July 1820, the daughter and younger of two children of Willian Frederick Collard, pianoforte manufacturer, of 195 Tottenham Court Road, and his wife Sarah née Dean. Nothing is known of her education or upbringing, and very little of her adult life. On ...

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Philippa Ruth Foot (1920–2010) by unknown photographer © reserved

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Foot [née Bosanquet], Philippa Ruth (1920–2010), philosopher, was born on 3 October 1920 at Owston Ferry, near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the younger daughter of William Sydney Bence Bosanquet (1893–1966), industrialist, and his wife, Esther, née Cleveland (1893–1980). Her mother was born in the ...

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Hamilton, Elizabeth (1840–1882), philosopher and educationist, was born in Edinburgh, the only daughter and fourth child of Sir William Hamilton of Preston, bt (1788–1856), philosopher and professor of logic and metaphysics at Edinburgh University 1836–56, and his cousin and wife, Janet (d...

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Hurley, Susan Lynn (1954–2007), philosopher, was born in New York City on 16 September 1954, the daughter of Roy Hurley, an aeronautical industry executive, and his wife, Esther, a first-generation Armenian immigrant, who was a secretary. Her parents moved shortly afterwards to Santa Barbara, California...

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(Emily Elizabeth) Constance Jones (1848–1922) by Sir John Lavery, 1916 by courtesy of Felix Rosenstiel's Widow & Son Ltd., London, on behalf of the Estate of Sir John Lavery; the Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Jones, (Emily Elizabeth) Constance (1848–1922), philosopher and college head, was born on 19 February 1848 at Langstone Court, Llangarren, Herefordshire, the eldest of ten children of John Jones (b. 1813) MD JP, and his wife, Emily Edith, daughter of Thomas Oakley JP...

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Marsden, Dora (1882–1960), suffragette and philosopher, was born on 5 March 1882 at The Hey, Marsden, Yorkshire, the fourth of five children of Fred Marsden (1851–1913), woollen waste manufacturer, and his wife, Hannah (1852–1936), daughter of a millwright, William Henry Gartside, and his wife, ...

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Masham [née Cudworth], Damaris, Lady Masham (1658–1708), philosopher and theological writer, was born in Cambridge on 18 January 1658. Her father was Ralph Cudworth (1617–1688), the philosopher and a leading member of the Cambridge Platonists. In 1645 he became regius professor of Hebrew, a post which he held until his death. Her mother, ...

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Dame (Jean) Iris Murdoch (1919–1999) by Tom Phillips, 1984–6 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Murdoch, Dame (Jean) Iris (1919–1999), novelist and philosopher, was born on 15 July 1919 at 59 Blessington Street, Dublin, the only child of Irene Alice Cooper Richardson (1899–1985) and (Wills John) Hughes Murdoch (1890–1958). Since her birth occurred seven months after her parents married on 7 December 1918, the marriage was probably hasty. Her father was a quiet, unambitious civil servant, who in 1950 retired from a ‘personal grade’ of assistant registrar-general, working at ...