Missing Voices in the History of Philosophy
Project Vox Story+ 2022 Team:
Junyi Tao, Karen Nielsen, Kelsey Brod, and Emilie Menzel
Project Vox Directors: Andrew Janiak and Liz Milewicz
Project Vox aims to highlight philosophical works from marginalized individuals traditionally excluded from the philosophical canon.
We are updating a series of blogs about this project on Project Vox website:
The video below explains what we have found through this research and how the WikiNet visualization works. It is also our presentation at Story+ Research Symposium 2022. [YouTube Link]
♦ Click here to access Wiki InfluNet
- philosopher list: link
- women philosopher list: link
|Version||Data Source||Retrieval Date||Nodes||Links||Graph Algorithm|
|0||05-28-2022||DBpedia||philosopher list||Influ list recorded||PageRank|
|1||05-28-2022||DBpedia||philosopher list + women philosopher list||Influ list recorded||PageRank|
|2.1||05-28-2022||DBpedia||philosopher list + women philosopher list||Infered influ list from records||PageRank|
|2.2||05-28-2022||DBpedia||philosopher list + women philosopher list||Infered influ list from records||Degree Centrality|
|2.3||05-28-2022||DBpedia||philosopher list + women philosopher list||Infered influ list from records||Closeness Centrality|
|2.4||05-28-2022||DBpedia||philosopher list + women philosopher list||Infered influ list from records||Betweenness Centrality|
Other Interactive visualizations
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♦ (Academic/educational) Gender Composition To introduce and appreciate the intelligence of women philosophers and their contributions to philosophy.
♦ (Social) Philosopher Community on Social Media To demonstrate the gender ratio of faculty members in philosophy programs.
♦ (Conceptual) Intellectual Universe To summarize and compare today's women and men philosophers' activity and popularity on Twitter.
Inspiration and Resources
- Highlight marginalized women philosophers - Project Vox
- Philosophy and art visualization: Daily Nous visualization collection
- Many of Maximilian Noichl's visualizations
- Philosophers dictionary and influence: Wikipedia/DBpedia
- Women philosophers dictionary: List of women philosophers - Wikipedia
- Philosopher on Twitter:
Kelly Truelove. (2022). Philosophers on Twitter. Retrieved May 09, 2022, from [https://truesciphi.org/phi.html](https://truesciphi.org/phi.html)
- Women philosophers dictionary, keywords, and concepts:
Hagengruber and Waithe. (n.d.). The Encyclopedia of Concise Concepts by Women Philosophers. Retrieved May 09, 2022, from [https://historyofwomenphilosophers.org/ecc/#hwps](https://historyofwomenphilosophers.org/ecc/#hwps)
- Women faculty in Philosophy:
Peterson and Hustoft. (2021). Second Wave Survey of Women’s Representation in U.S. Philosophy Graduate Programs. Retrieved May 07, 2022, from https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/IJZW8Y
- Gregory R. Peterson and Zayna Hustoft. 2020. Methodology for Second Wave Survey of Women’s Representation in U.S. Philosophy Graduate Programs.
- Philosophy topics and articles: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Philosophy taxonomy: The Internet Philosophy Ontology (InPhO) project
- D'Ignazio, Catherine, and Lauren F. Klein. 2020. Data feminism. website
- Drucker, Johanna, “Humanities Approaches to Graphical Display,” Digital Humanities Quarterly, 5.1 (2011). http://www.digitalhumanities.org/dhq/vol/5/1/000091/000091.html.
- Lavin, Matthew, “Why Digital Humanists Should Emphasize Situated Data over Capta,” Digital Humanities Quarterly, 15.2 (2021). http://digitalhumanities.org:8081/dhq/vol/15/2/000556/000556.html
- Guido Bonino, Paolo Maffezioli and Paolo Tripodi, “Two Quantitative Researches in the History of Philosophy”, Journal of Interdisciplinary History of Ideas [Online], 16 | 2019, Online since 01 March 2020, connection on 07 May 2022. URL: http://journals.openedition.org/jihi/324
- Witt, Charlotte and Lisa Shapiro, "Feminist History of Philosophy", *The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy* (Summer 2021 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL =
Code (See License)
- Force-direct graph and timeline layout: theschoolofathens
- StarmapObservableHQ @mbostock
- Packages used to build visualization: d3.js, materialize, plotly
- Packages used to extract, preprocess, and compute data (may not be exhaustive): json, pandas, networkx
Background image source: unsplash @Eilis Garvey