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What Is Distinctive about Feminist Epistemology at 25?

Phyllis Rooney

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Attempts to identify feminist epistemology by picking out particular topics or projects that supposedly all feminist epistemologists engage, or by focusing on specific claims or theories about ... More


Knowing Moral Agents:: Epistemic Dependence and the Moral Realm

Heidi E. Grasswick

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In this essay, I examine feminist analyses of moral knowledge and consider their implications for the possibility of knowing through testimony in the moral realm. I frame my questions in terms of ... More


AUTHORITY AND TRANSPARENCY: The Example of Feminist Skepticism

Margaret Urban Walker

in Moral Understandings: A Feminist Study in Ethics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195315394
eISBN:
9780199872053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315394.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In an age of moral skepticism, moral philosophers are often casual about their own positions to represent moral life in societies segmented by gender, race, class, and other differences. Drawing on ... More


Embodiment and Epistemology

Louise M. Antony

in The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195130058
eISBN:
9780199833481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195130057.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In ”Embodiment and Epistemology,” Louise Antony considers a kind of ”Cartesian epistemology” according to which, so far as knowing goes, knowers could be completely disembodied, that is, pure ... More


What Knowledge Is and What It Ought to Be: Feminist Values and Normative Epistemology

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Much of contemporary analytic epistemology has been concerned with the semantics of claims to know. For the most part, feminist epistemology pursues different questions about knowledge. The chapter ... More


On Being Objective and Being Objectified

Sally Haslanger

in Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199892631
eISBN:
9780199980055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892631.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Catharine MacKinnon has argued that the stance of objectivity is a male stance and, more specifically, a stance of objectification: “to look at the world objectively is to objectify it.” This chapter ... More


Cutting-edge Equivocation: Conceptual Moves and Rhetorical Strategies in Contemporary Anti-epistemology

Barbara Herrnstein Smith

in Scandalous Knowledge: Science, Truth and the Human

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620234
eISBN:
9780748671670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620234.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The fourth chapter examines the rise of conceptually and rhetorically equivocating positions among some academic philosophers (e.g., Brian Cantwell Smith and Andy Clark) and other theorists (e.g., ... More


Pluralism, Legitimate Self-Contradiction, and a Proposed Solution to Some Shared Fundamental Problems of Political and Mainstream Epistemology

Jeremy Barris

in Sometimes Always True: Undogmatic Pluralism in Politics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262144
eISBN:
9780823266647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262144.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter develops the relevance of the paradoxical connection between globally different frameworks for which the book argues to both political and mainstream, unpoliticized epistemology. The ... More


Relativism

Ilkka Niiniluoto

in Critical Scientific Realism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251612
eISBN:
9780191598098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251614.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Relativism is a bundle of different doctrines in ontology, semantics, epistemology, methodology, and ethics. This chapter starts with a defence of moderate moral relativism: morality is not a natural ... More


Feminist Responsibilism, Situationism, and the Complexities of the Virtue of Trustworthiness

Heidi Grasswick

in Epistemic Situationism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199688234
eISBN:
9780191767548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199688234.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Given that the situationist critique of virtue epistemology has targeted responsibilists more than reliabilists, and given that feminist virtue epistemologists tend to be responsibilists, it is worth ... More


Caring to Know: Comparative Care Ethics, Feminist Epistemology, and the Mahābhārata

Vrinda Dalmiya

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199464760
eISBN:
9780199086948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464760.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

As a venture in the emerging field of comparative feminist philosophy, this work goes against the current trend of considering ‘caring’ and ‘knowing’ as independent of each other. It argues for what ... More


Feminist Epistemology*

Naomi Scheman

in Shifting Ground: Knowledge and Reality, Transgression and Trustworthiness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195395112
eISBN:
9780190267483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195395112.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter constitutes a defense and definition of feminist epistemology, a field that may at first appear oxymoronic. Epistemology in general had been considered apolitical until the establishment ... More


Necessary Error: Josiah Royce, Communities of Interpretation, and Feminist Epistemology

Kara Barnette

in The Relevance of Royce

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255283
eISBN:
9780823261130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255283.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that Josiah Royce's concept of error can be a fruitful addition to contemporary accounts of feminist epistemology. In particular, it contends that Royce's concept of error can ... More


How we did the research: the COHSAR research approach

Catherine Donovan and Marianne Hester

in Domestic violence and sexuality: What’s love got to do with it?

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447307433
eISBN:
9781447311638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447307433.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter outlines the development of the COHSAR survey questionnaire and interview schedule. It explains the feminist epistemological approach used to design the survey and to explore how ... More


Credibility: Resisting Doubts, Reimagining Knowledge

Monica C. Poole

in Philosophy for Girls: An Invitation to a Life of Thought

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190072919
eISBN:
9780190072957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072919.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Credibility is unfairly deflated and inflated in relation to other power dynamics, including misogyny. Various techniques are used to discredit unwelcome truths of women and girls, including ... More


Sages and Cranks: The Difficulty of Identifying First-Rate Philosophers

Katrina Hutchison

in Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199325603
eISBN:
9780199369317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199325603.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Why are women underrepresented in philosophy? Meditating on Quine’s comment that the “separation of philosophers into sages and cranks seems to be more sensitive to frames of reference [than in other ... More


Jane Addams’s “Women and Public Housekeeping”

Sally Haslanger

in Ten Neglected Classics of Philosophy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199928903
eISBN:
9780190268923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928903.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Jane Addams’ broadside, “Women and Public Housekeeping” (1910), argues that household tasks keeping women out of the public realm also provide knowledge that would make them excellent city leaders. ... More


Social Laws and Social Facts

Kristina Milnor

in New Directions in the Study of Women in the Greco-Roman World

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190937638
eISBN:
9780190937669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190937638.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Cassius Dio asserts that the emperor Augustus’ social legislation arose from an imbalance in numbers between men and women among the Roman elite. This chapter considers how this statement has been ... More


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