Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

Power in Knowledge

Editors: Grasswick, Heidi E. (Ed.)

  • Offers a mixture of well-established authors and a new generation of feminist scholars.
  • Lending sinificance to the relative dearth of collected volumes devoted to feminist epistemology in the last decade 
  • Broad-ranging collection.
  • Represents significant developments in the field, building on the previous generation of work in the 1990s.
  • Part of the Springer series on feminist philosophy
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This collection brings together exciting new works that address today’s key challenges for a feminist power-sensitive approach to knowledge and scientific practice. Taking up such issues as the role of contextualism in epistemology, democracy and dissent in knowledge practices, and epistemic agency under conditions of oppression, the essays build upon well-established work in feminist epistemology and philosophy of science such as standpoint theory and contextual empiricism, offering new interpretations and applications. Many contributions capture the current engagement of feminist epistemologists with the insights and programs of nonfeminist epistemologists, while others focus on the intersections between feminist epistemology and other fields of feminist inquiry such as feminist ethics and metaphysics.

An important resource both for students and scholars of feminist epistemology and philosophy of science, with sections of interest to social epistemologists and philosophers of science more generally, this collection represents the broad array of the feminist epistemological work now being done, and the many ways in which feminists incorporate power dynamics into their analyses. It clearly represents both the breadth and the depth of this now well-developed area of feminist scholarship.

About the authors

Heidi Grasswick is Professor of Philosophy at Middlebury College in Vermont, USA. She holds a Ph.D. from University of Minnesota, an M.A. from Dalhousie University in Canada and a B.A. from University of Victoria in Canada. She is a former president of the Society for Analytical Feminism and the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy and currently serves as an Associate Editor of the feminist philosophy journal Hypatia. Her research interests fall at the intersection of feminist epistemology and social epistemology, with a specific concern for the ethics of knowing well. She has published articles on the relationship between individuals and communities in knowing, the relationship between feminist and social epistemology, and more recently, the role of trust in sound knowledge-seeking.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Marginalization of Feminist Epistemology and What That Reveals About Epistemology ‘Proper’

    Rooney, Phyllis

    Pages 3-24

  • Contextualism in Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

    Rolin, Kristina

    Pages 25-44

  • Altogether Now: A Virtue-Theoretic Approach to Pluralism in Feminist Epistemology

    Daukas, Nancy

    Pages 45-67

  • The Implications of the New Materialisms for Feminist Epistemology

    Frost, Samantha

    Pages 69-83

  • Interrogating the Modernity vs. Tradition Contrast: Whose Science and Technology for Whose Social Progress?

    Harding, Sandra

    Pages 85-108

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science
Book Subtitle
Power in Knowledge
Editors
  • Heidi E. Grasswick
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6835-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6835-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6834-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9504-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 268
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