A rare moment of gender parity in philosophy: Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre at a Paris cafe in May 1970. STF/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption STF/AFP/Getty Images Opinion 13.7: Cosmos And Culture Name Five Women In Philosophy. Bet You Can't. June 17, 2013 Academic philosophy is an outlier within the humanities, with fewer than 20 percent of full-time faculty positions occupied by women. Commentator Tania Lombrozo discusses some recent findings that might help us understand why.