Feminist Approaches to Epistemology


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In general, what does it mean for a contemporary philosopher to have a feminist perspective?

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1. What term can best be used to describe work intended to research how people come to their beliefs and what impact this has on their lives?

2. According to Haraway, which of the following is accurate?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The term epistemology refers to the way in which we attain knowledge about the world around us. There are many different types of epistemological frameworks, one of which is feminist epistemology. The quiz questions found here will go over some key points related to feminist epistemology, such as the feminist perspective on epistemology and the epistemological views of specific feminist philosophers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • What it means to have a feminist perspective
  • How people come to their beliefs
  • Donna Haraway and Alison Jagger's views
  • Different understandings of gender

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - check your recollection of the overall approach of feminist epistemology, including relevant schools of epistemology and important feminist thinkers
  • Distinguishing differences - having gone over the lesson on feminist epistemology, make sure you can articulate the views of the specific feminists philosophers referenced in the lesson and distinguish their views from the others
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of feminist epistemology to answer questions identifying the views of important feminists theorists and overall goals of examining epistemology from the feminist perspective

Additional Learning

To learn more about feminist epistemology, review the corresponding lesson called Feminist Approaches to Epistemology. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Overview of epistemology
  • Feminist perspectives
  • Social epistemology
  • Notable feminist epistemologists