The Bias Paradox: Why it's Not Just for Feminists Anymore

@article{Heikes2004TheBP,
  title={The Bias Paradox: Why it's Not Just for Feminists Anymore},
  author={Deborah K. Heikes},
  journal={Synthese},
  year={2004},
  volume={138},
  pages={315-335}
}
The bias paradox emerges out of a tension between objectivism and relativism.If one rejects a certain the conception objectivity as absolute impartiality and value-neutrality (i.e., if all views are biased), how, then, can one hold that some epistemic perspectives are better than others? This is a problem that has been most explicitly dealt with in feminist epistemology, but it is not unique to feminist perspectives. In this paper, I wish to clearly lay out the nature of the paradox and the… 
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