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The Problem of Empiricism in Feminist Epistemology

(Original title: Problém empirizmu vo feministickej epistemológii)
Filozofia, 2002, vol. 57, No 6, pp. 393-404.
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The main topic of the paper is the problem of empiricism in the context of contemporary debates in the feminist epistemology and philosophy of science. The author examines several important arguments for an alliance between feminist epistemology and a newer version of empiricism, influenced mainly by W. V. O. Quine. Attention is also paid to the relevance of empiricism for a feminist criticism of gender biases in various fields of science, for a feminist criticism of epistemological individualism and for the attempts to rethink and redefine the concept of knower.

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