Relativism in Feminist Epistemologies

Type: 
Colloquium Talks
Audience: 
Open to the Public
Building: 
Nador u. 15
Room: 
103
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 3:30pm
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Date: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Abstract

I explore the relationship between relativism and feminist epistemologies, by evaluating the arguments of four epistemologists who takes themselves to be feminists. I argue that some feminist views that are supposed to be absolutist are actually relativist, and that some relativist views that are supposed to be conservative actually serve feminist goals. My tentative conclusions is that (at least some) feminist epistemologies can, and should, be understood as relativist.