Epistemic Credibility and Women in Philosophy

  title={Epistemic Credibility and Women in Philosophy},
  author={Fiona Jenkins},
  journal={Australian Feminist Studies},
  pages={161 - 170}
  • F. Jenkins
  • Published 3 April 2014
  • Art
  • Australian Feminist Studies
Abstract Women in philosophy are disproportionately under-represented at elite institutions, and publishing patterns can be analysed to show that the ‘top’ journals publish articles by women at rates significantly lower than even the levels of women who have made it into tenure at these elite universities. In such journals, the type of epistemology that Lorraine Code describes as ‘immune to feminist critique’ is dominant, assuming that neutrality is the benchmark for knowledge, and that knowers… 

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