Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly
The Legacies of Lorraine Code
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Engages and extends the feminist philosopher Lorraine Code’s groundbreaking work on epistemology and ethics.
Thinking Ecologically, Thinking Responsibly brings together a transdisciplinary cohort of feminist, critical race, Indigenous, and decolonial scholars who build upon and seek to widen and deepen the legacy and potential of feminist philosopher Lorraine Code's work. Since the publication of her 1987 book Epistemic Responsibility, Code has been at the forefront of linking epistemologies, ontologies, ethics, and epistemic injustice to guide critical frameworks for responsible, situated knowing and practices. This volume both enacts and expands Code's theories, epistemologies, and practices. It points to how concepts such as epistemic responsibility and approaches like ecological thinking are not only theoretical frameworks for knowing the world well; they are also practices and approaches that more and more feminists and critical thinkers are embodying in their work in order to think, write, and live critically and responsibly.
Nancy Arden McHugh is Executive Director of the Fitz Center for Leadership in Community and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Dayton. She is the coeditor (with Heidi Grasswick) of Making the Case: Feminist and Critical Race Philosophers Engage Case Studies and the author of The Limits of Knowledge: Generating Pragmatist Feminist Cases for Situated Knowing, both also published by SUNY Press. Andrea Doucet is Professor of Sociology and Women's and Gender Studies at Brock University and Canada Research Chair in Gender, Work and Care. She is the author of Do Men Mother? Second Edition and the coauthor (with Janet Siltanen) of Gender Relations in Canada: Intersectionalities and Social Change, Second Edition.