Feminist epistemology

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-P020-1
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References and further reading

  • Alcoff, L. (1996) Real Knowing: New Versions of the Coherence Theory, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

    (Breaks down the analytic–continental divide in a normative epistemology that takes power and desire as epistemically salient.)

  • Alcoff, L. and Potter, E. (1993) Feminist Epistemologies, New York: Routledge.

    (Elaborations and refinements of most of the principal approaches to feminist epistemology in the early 1990s.)

  • Antony, L. and Witt, C. (1993) A Mind of One’s Own: Feminist Essays on Reason and Objectivity, Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

    (Critical responses to contentions that the domain of reason is masculine.)

  • Bordo, S. (1987) The Flight to Objectivity: Essays on Cartesianism and Culture, Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

    (A psycho-historical reading of the development of the role of Cartesian doubt in modern philosophy.)

  • Code, L. (1987) Epistemic Responsibility, Hanover, NH: University Press of New England.

    (Discussion of responsibility issues in epistemic communities.)

  • Code, L. (1991) What Can She Know? Feminist Theory and the Construction of Knowledge, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

    (Analysis of the androcentric character of traditional epistemologies, an examination of the politics of knowledge, and a sketch of new directions for theory of knowledge.)

  • Code, L. (1995) Rhetorical Spaces: Essays on (Gendered) Locations, New York: Routledge.

    (Addresses questions about testimony, empathy, knowing other people, and epistemic authority in specific, power-infused situations.)

  • Collins, P.H. (1990) Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, London: Harper Collins.

    (Analysis of the social construction of Black feminist thought and of Black feminist standpoint epistemology.)

  • Duran, J. (1991) Toward a Feminist Epistemology, Savage, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

    (A discussion of the resources of ‘naturalized’ epistemology and a proposal for a gynocentric epistemics.)

  • Ferguson, K. (1993) The Man Question: Visions of Subjectivity in Feminist Theory, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

    (Critical reading of interpretive and genealogical strategies.)

  • Haraway, D. (1991) ‘Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective’, in Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature, New York: Routledge.

    (Argues for an embodied, specifically situated, critical feminist approach to knowledge questions.)

  • Harding, S. (1986) The Science Question in Feminism, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

    (Classifies feminist epistemologies as empiricist, standpoint, and postmodern.)

  • Harding, S. (1991) Whose Science? Whose Knowledge? Thinking from Women’s Lives, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

    (Elaborates a conception of strong objectivity, and refines the 1986 account of standpoint theory.)

  • Hartsock, N. (1983) Money, Sex, and Power: Toward a Feminist Historical Materialism, Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press.

    (Develops a standpoint epistemology from a Marxist starting point.)

  • Harvey, E. and Okruhlik, K. (1992) Women and Reason, Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

    (Critical feminist rereadings of Western ideals of reason and rationality.)

  • Hekman, S. (1990) Gender and Knowledge: Elements of a Postmodern Feminism, Boston, MA: Northeastern University Press.

    (Advocates a postmodern, deconstructive and genealogical epistemological approach.)

  • Keller, E.F. (1985) Reflections on Gender and Science, New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

    (Exposes the masculine assumptions in the history of western science.)

  • Lennon, K. and Whitford, M. (1994) Knowing the Difference, London: Routledge.

    (Postmodern essays on feminism and epistemological questions.)

  • Lloyd, G. (1984) The Man of Reason: ‘Male’ and ‘Female’ in Western Philosophy, Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press; 2nd edn, 1993.

    (Traces the symbolisms that construct dominant conceptions of reason and masculinity throughout the history of western philosophy.)

  • Longino, H. (1990) Science As Social Knowledge, Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

    (Shows that background assumptions shape scientific knowledge, and that communities are the principal knowers.)

  • Nelson, L.H. (1990) Who Knows: From Quine to a Feminist Empiricism, Philadephia, PA: Temple University Press.

    (Argues that Quinean empiricism is a valuable resource for a feminist-informed empiricism in which communities are the primary knowers.)

  • Rose, H. (1983) ‘Hand, Brain and Heart: A Feminist Epistemology for the Natural Sciences’, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 9 (1): 73–90.

    (Argues for a praxis-based feminist standpoint approach to knowledge issues.)

  • Rose, H. (1994) Love, Power and Knowledge: Towards a Feminist Transformation of The Sciences, Cambridge: Polity Press.

    (Expands and elaborates standpoint theory.)

  • Siegfried, C.H. (1996) Pragmatism and Feminism: Reweaving the Social Fabric, Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

    (Sets up a dialogue between American pragmatism and feminist epistemology.)

Citing this article:
Code, Lorraine. Bibliography. Feminist epistemology, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-P020-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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