Feminist Epistemology

Faculteit Wijsbegeerte
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode FI203CC
Vaknaam Feminist Epistemology
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
Rooster rooster.rug.nl

Uitgebreide vaknaam Feminist Epistemology
  • Developing exegetical, analytical, and critical skills
  • Developing skills of conversation, presentation, and composition
  • Developing familiarity with feminist epistemological thought
Omschrijving In this course, we study feminist thought on epistemological topics, such as standpoint theory, objectivity, ideology, and epistemic injustice. We study questions like: Under what conditions and in what sense, if any, does one’s social situation constitute an epistemic advantage? Does adopting a feminist standpoint undermine objectivity, or does it reinforce it? What is patriarchal ideology, and how can it be effectively resisted? Should we speak of feminism as an “ideology”? Should we speak of it as a “science”? What is the epistemic injustice paradigm, and is it useful to analyse the gendered aspects of epistemic life?
Uren per week
(Seminar discussion)
(Weekly assignments (10%), essay (90%))
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. C.M.F. de Canson
Docent(en) dr. C.M.F. de Canson
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
All readings will be made available online
Entreevoorwaarden Familiarity with philosophical methodology will be assumed, and some familiarity with feminist theory will be very helpful
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Ba Filosofie 3 semester I a keuze
Bachelor Exchange Courses - semester I a keuze