(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)
1What is materialist woman, what a non-materialist woman? :-)– Jo WehlerFeb 26, 2016 at 11:07
Presumably a non-materialist theory of mind? Catherine Malabou, comes to mind; but I haven't read her work.– Mozibur UllahFeb 27, 2016 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.– nirNov 11, 2018 at 14:45
@nir, yes, I am a spiritual dualist. I am neither prominent nor a woman though.– DcleveNov 11, 2018 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/…– DcleveNov 11, 2018 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.– nirJul 17, 2016 at 14:01