All of us have to learn how to invent our lives, make them up, imagine them. We need to be taught these skills; we need guides to show us how. If we don’t, our lives get made up for us by other people.
Worldly Women Philosophers: Learning from the Lives, Times and Ideas of the Other Great Economic Thinkers
Worldly Women Philosophers is an active contribution to the transformation of the economic system, exploring one significant group that economic history has overlooked – women. As the economist Judith Alexander points out: “many women economists must lie in the literary equivalent of unmarked graves.” Reclaiming the lives, work and ideas of the women left out of economic history will vastly expand, and enhance, the landscape of economic philosophy so that it more fully reflects the range and diversity of our collective lived experience and potential. This, we believe, can go some way towards creating the conditions in which everyone is able to live and flourish without undermining the ecosystem on which we call depend.