Today, we’re going to read about “Feminist Standpoint Theory” in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Read through it and answer the following questions:
- What is a standpoint?
- What does it mean that “Knowledge is socially situated”?
- Why is it important that research “begin with the lives of the marginalized”?
- What is essentialism? Why is this important to avoid when making claims?
- What happens to truth and knowledge with feminist standpoint theory? How do we know what we know?