Knowing the Difference: Feminist Perspectives in Epistemology, by Lennon,Kathleen
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- ISBN: 9780415089883 | 0415089883
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 8/17/1994
This collection is one of the first to offer feminist perspectives on epistemology from thinkers outside North America. It presents essays from an international group of contributors, including Rosi Braidotti, Gemma Corradi Fiumara, Anna Yeatman, Sabina Lovibond and Liz Stanley. Using approaches and methods from both analytic and continental philosophy, the contributors engage with questions of traditional epistemology and with issues raised by postmodernist critiques. The essays deal with the central question of difference: the difference which a feminist perspective yields in relation to traditional knowledge and the effects on feminist perspectives of differences between women. This awareness of difference requires a re-evaluation of the idea of objectivity and the justification of knowledge claims in ways that focus attention on the subjects who constitute the knowledge producers.Knowing the Differencepresents some of the most innovative thinking in feminist epistemologyand sets the agenda for the next decade.