Feminist Epistemology and American Pragmatism: Dewey and by Alexandra L. Shuford

By Alexandra L. Shuford

Feminist philosophy identifies tensions inside mainstream theories of information. To create a extra egalitarian epistemology, strategies to those difficulties were as various because the traditions of philosophy out of which feminists proceed to emerge.
This e-book considers both bold techniques theorized via Louise Antony and Lynn Hankinson Nelson.
The American thinker W.V.O. Quine locates wisdom as a department of empirical technology. Shuford indicates how either Antony and Nelson use Quine's 'naturalized epistemology' to create empirically strong feminist epistemologies. even though, Shuford argues that neither can comprise actual embodiment as a tremendous epistemic variable. The ebook argues that John Dewey's conception of inquiry extends past Quine's perception that wisdom needs to be interrogated as an empirical subject. simply because Dewey insists that each one elements of expertise has to be topic to the experimental openness that's the hallmark of clinical reasoning, Shuford concludes that actual embodiment needs to play an immense half in wisdom claims.

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