New PDF release: Discovering Reality: Feminist Perspectives on Epistemology,

By Lynda Lange (auth.), Sandra Harding, Merrill B. Hintikka (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1402013191

ISBN-13: 9781402013195

ISBN-10: 9401001014

ISBN-13: 9789401001014

During the decade, feminist learn has tried so as to add understandings of ladies and their social actions to what all of us inspiration we knew approximately nature and social existence. besides the fact that, from the very starting of this venture, it has looked to be in pressure with a few ofthe such a lot primary insightsof the second one Women's stream. just recently has the character ofthis pressure turn into transparent. in the theories, techniques, equipment and ambitions of inquiry we inherited from the dominant discourses we've generated a powerful choice of "facts" approximately ladies and their lives, cross-culturally and traditionally - and we will be able to produce many, many extra. yet those don't, and can't, upload as much as greater than a partial and distorted realizing of the styles of women's lives. we won't comprehend ladies and their lives via including proof approximately them to our bodies of information which take males, their lives, and their ideals because the human norm. in addition, it truly is now obvious that if women's livescannot be understood in the inherited inquiry frameworks, than neither can men's lives. The makes an attempt so as to add understandings of girls to our wisdom of nature and social existence have resulted in the belief that there's important little trustworthy wisdom to which so as to add them. A extra primary venture now confronts us. Wemust root out sexist distortions and perversions in epistemology, metaphysics, method and the philos­ ophy of technology - within the "hard center" of summary reasoning idea so much proof against inftltration via social values.

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It is a "discussionstopper". v" Since the world is rationally ordered the nature of things must be rationally determinable. As we have seen, however, an approach which has done yeoman service in the history of natural science is full of pitfalls when it comes to the study of human nature and social relations. There is another, equally consequential , source of bias. According to Aristotle , the forms of soul are distributed in a sort of pyramid structure , the lowest (nutritive soul) , being common to all living things.

In "The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism,' she shows how feminists can use for their own purposes the epistemological tools provided by Marx's explanation of the enlarged vision available to the proletariat as a consequence of its position in the structural division oflabor by class. With these tools, we can grasp how women's structural position in the institutionalized sexual division of labor allows the creation of a standpoint from which feminists can systematically understand patriarchal institutions and ideologies as perverse inversions of more human social relations.

We hope these essays contribute to our understanding of how women's experience can be made into a valuable resource in the creation of more complete and less distorted belief and in the design of emancipatory social life. LYNDA LANGE WOMAN IS NOT A RATIONAL ANIMAL: ON ARISTOTLE 'S BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION* Aristotle ... pretends that women are but monsters . Who would not believe it, upon the authority of so renowned a personage? To say, it is an impertinence ; would be, to choak his supposition too openly.

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