(It seems it is kind of difficult to post a question that fits nicely in its own title, but the fact of the matter is that it does fit)

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    What is materialist woman, what a non-materialist woman? :-) – Jo Wehler Feb 26 '16 at 11:07
  • Presumably a non-materialist theory of mind? Catherine Malabou, comes to mind; but I haven't read her work. – Mozibur Ullah Feb 27 '16 at 5:11

I have encountered three:

Mary Midgely -- who was contemporary at the time the question was asked, but who has since died. She was a dualist friend and ally of Thomas Nagel. She wrote a book only a few years ago that rebutted delusionism: Are You an Illusion. Pretty impressive for being 95.

Susan Blackmore -- she comes with an asterisk. She is a delusionist, and I would call her a materialist, but she claims to be a neutral monist.

Kate Distin -- also comes with an asterisk, as I don't know what her ontological worldview is. But she is the best advocate I have found for memetics, and I don't think one can really be a good memecist and not be at least a matter/ideas dualist.

  • to realize Susan Blackmore is actually a materialist one has to be a non-materialist, are you not? Thanks for the pointer to Mary Midgely. I will look her papers up. – nir Nov 11 '18 at 14:45
  • @nir, yes, I am a spiritual dualist. I am neither prominent nor a woman though. – Dcleve Nov 11 '18 at 16:35
  • @nir What I CAN offer is that I have reviewed a lot of the materialist and non-materialsit philosophy of mind writings, and have in depth reviews posted on Amazon. If you are interested in a non-materialist summary of how to address the weaknesses of materialism, and what the alternatives are, these reviews are a useful signpost: amazon.com/gp/profile/… – Dcleve Nov 11 '18 at 16:42

Here is a list of female philosophers working in mind, with details about their specific subfields and links to their webpages. They are all contemporary and notable.

  • Thanks for the link, but it is a general list, not a list of non materialists. – nir Jul 17 '16 at 14:01

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