The Very Idea of Feminist Epistemology

@article{Nelson1995TheVI,
  title={The Very Idea of Feminist Epistemology},
  author={Lynn Hankinson Nelson},
  journal={Hypatia},
  year={1995},
  volume={10},
  pages={31 - 49}
}
  • L. Nelson
  • Published 1 August 1995
  • Art, Philosophy
  • Hypatia
The juxtaposition encompassed in the phrase “feminist epistemology” strikes some feminist theorists and mainstream epistemologists as incongruous. To others, the phrase signals the view that epistemology and the philosophy of science are not what some of their practitioners and advocates have wanted or claimed them to be—but also are not “dead,” as some of their critics proclaim. This essay explores the grounds for and implications of each view and recommends the second. 

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