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Aspasia: the power of debate and collective learning

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Aspasia: The Little-Known Female Philosopher

She is one of the most influential philosophers in Athens, and was forced to leave her home in Miletus, now in modern-day Turkey, and found refuge in Athens.

Opened a salon where thinkers of the day gathered to discuss philosophy and current events and taught rhetoric to young girls in Athe...

Aspasia’s Thinking Strategies

  • Turning challenges into opportunities: She seized the freedom to design her life outside of traditional expectations, hosting her private salons and building her very own school for young girls.
  • Delighting in debate: She embraced debate as a powerf...

  • Embrace challenges and defy societal expectations
  • Develop your power of persuasion
  • Create or join a learning community
  • Use your outsider status to defy expectations about what women can accomplish
  • Be open-minded to new ideas and fresh perspectives

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