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Cutting edge feminist investigations of rationality.
Engendering Rationalities brings together theorists whose work has been foundational to the development of feminist investigations of reason, objectivity, and knowledge with the work of scholars who build up and extend their insights. Contributors not only question standard conceptions of truth, objectivity, and our realist conceptions of the relationships between human knowledge and the world, but also offer rich and exciting alternatives to traditional theories that both arise out of and are compatible with feminist concerns. The book provides more adequate models of rationality that include the epistemic significance of a variety of subjective factors such as our specific cultural and social locations including sex, race, ethnicity, class, etc. , and our personal commitments, desires, and interests.
Nancy Tuana, Director of the Douglas Rock Ethics Institute and Professor of Philosophy at Penn State University, is the author of The Less Noble Sex: Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature and Woman and the History of Philosophy, editor of three other books, and coeditor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy. Sandra Morgen is Director of the Center for Women in Society at the University of Oregon. She is editor of Gender and Anthropology: Critical Reviews for Research and Teaching and coeditor of Women and the Politics of Empowerment.
"This is an incredibly rich collection of thoughtful and insightful essays in feminist epistemology and feminist philosophy of science. Tuana and Morgen have assembled a top-notch roster of scholars who address a variety of topics and issues, including feminist considerations of realism, objectivity, truth, rationality, materiality, scientific practice, and epistemic responsibility and credibility. " — Shannon Sullivan, Penn State University