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Hypatia, a Martyr for freedom.

Discussion in 'Et Cetera, Et Cetera' started by Drifterwood, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Drifterwood

    Drifterwood Superior Member

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    I was reminded of Hypatia last night by a new BBC series.

    ABC Radio National - Ockham's Razor Transcript - 3 Aug 97

    If you want a warning against the transgressions of Fundamentalists look no further.

    If you want to see the sexist nature of christianity as still felt, look no further.
     
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    Name me one woman philosopher?

    Name me one woman who lead the field of science and learning?

    I have said this myself twenty years ago when under attack for having a cock.

    Buried beneath the rubble of humanity we find a gem to shame all diamonds.

    And you phuquers have nothing to say. Hey ho.
     
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    i read the article, then jumped around searching out everything i could find related to Ms. Hypatia.

    i didn't really have anything to say other than crushing and awe for the long gone uber babe. :shysmile:

    thank you for posting. i know something i didn't know before i clicked the link. and the new is a wonderful something, Mr. Drifterwood.
     
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    Good topic. There maybe few and far between, but here's a few...

    Contemporaries:
    Jane Goodall, US Anthropologist
    Shirley Anne Jackson, US Physicist
    Baroness O'Neill of Bengarve, UK Philosopher (Kantian) and Member HOL
    Rosalind Hursthouse, Aussie Aristotelian Philosopher

    Deceased:
    Ayn Rand - Russian-US Philosopher Theory of Objectivism
    Marie Curie - French Physicist-Chemist Theory of Radioactivity
    Grace Murray Hopper - US Created first computer code compiler
    Karen Horney - German Psychologist

    Be curious to see the film on Hypatia, if only for the recreation of that time period. The arc of the plot looks, well, as you say, naff.
     
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    Simone de Beauvoir
    G.E.M. Anscombe
    Martha Nussbaum
    Philippa Foot
    Iris Murdoch
    Simone Veil
    Hannah Arendt
     
  7. D_Portelay Porquesword

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    Hypatia was a fascinating woman. The Racheal Weiz movie was enjoyable.
     
  8. Drifterwood

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    And your problem with the concept of the singular? :smile:

    Which one would you choose out of interest? Apart obviously from the one with the biggest tits. :biggrin1:
     
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    I'll have to get on to Amazon to get a copy then. Did you know much about the period before you watched the movie? I always find movies with a "blockbuster" feel rather difficult when they cover history that I know reasobaly well.
     
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    Been so many years.
    Maybe Nussbaum.
     
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    The Hetaira :tongue:

    Yes, very impressive mind.
     
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    Not quite sure.
    She is educated but never charges.
     
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