Rationality and Objectivity in Feminist Philosophy

Authored by: Phyllis Rooney

The Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy

Print publication date:  May  2017
Online publication date:  May  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138795921
eBook ISBN: 9781315758152
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315758152-20

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Abstract

Although the concept of knowledge is usually taken to be the central concept in epistemology (theory of knowledge), the concepts rationality and objectivity are also very prominent. These three concepts, along with the concept of truth, have regularly been understood in terms of each other. “Knowledge” is usually taken to mean “objective knowledge” or “objective truth,” and attaining knowledge typically requires the proper exercise of reason or rationality.

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