Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science

[Revised entry by Elizabeth Anderson on August 5, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Feminist epistemology and philosophy of science studies the ways in which gender does and ought to
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[Revised entry by Elizabeth Anderson on August 5, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Feminist epistemology and philosophy of science studies the ways in which gender does and ought to influence our conceptions of knowledge, the knowing subject, and practices of inquiry and justification. It identifies ways in which dominant conceptions and practices of knowledge attribution, acquisition, and justification systematically disadvantage women and other subordinated groups, and strives to reform these conceptions and practices so that they serve the...

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