Feminist Standpoint

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?

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