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Feminist Epistemologies : Thinking Gender - Linda Alcoff

Feminist Epistemologies

Thinking Gender

By: Linda Alcoff (Editor), Elizabeth Potter (Editor)

Paperback Published: 21st December 1992
ISBN: 9780415904513
Number Of Pages: 324
For Ages: 18 years old

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"Feminist Epistemology" is a collection of original essays exploring the intersections of gender and knowledge. It focuses on the heart of traditional epistemology - a field of study that until now has proved largely impervious to feminist enquiry. Contributors examine the traditional problems of epistemology - the nature of knowledge, justification and objectivity. However, in probing the difference that gender makes to such questions, the questions themselves are transformed. As traditional assumptions are challenged from the perspective of gender, a new set of problems is revealed. Who is the subject of knowledge? How does the social position of the subject affect the production of knowledge? And what is the connection between knowledge and politics? Taking on the insights other feminist studies have afforded to the field of epistemology, and developing new ones, this collection strives to reframe a discipline that many feminists have been keen to abandon.

Introduction: When Feminisms Intersect Epistemologyp. 1
Taking Subjectivity into Accountp. 15
Rethinking Standpoint Epistemology: "What Is Strong Objectivity"?p. 49
Marginality and Epistemic Privilegep. 83
Subjects, Power and Knowledge: Description and Prescription in Feminist Philosophies of Sciencep. 101
Epistemological Communitiesp. 121
Gender and Epistemic Negotiationp. 161
Bodies and Knowledges: Feminism and the Crisis of Reasonp. 187
Are "Old Wives' Tales" Justified?p. 217
Feminism and Objective Interests: The Role of Transformation Experiences in Rational Deliberationp. 245
Knower/Doers and Their Moral Problemsp. 265
Bibliography of Feminist Epistemologiesp. 295
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9780415904513
ISBN-10: 041590451X
Series: Thinking Gender
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 21st December 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1