Virtue and contingent history: Possibilities for feminist epistemology

Hypatia 19 (1):73-101 (2004)

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Laura Ruetsche
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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: Some feminist epistemologists make the radical claim that there are varieties of epistemically valid warrant that agents access only through having lived particular types of contingent history, varieties of epistemic warrant to which, moreover, the confirmation-theoretic accounts of warrant favored by some traditional epistemologists are inapplicable. I offer Aristotelian virtue as a model for warrant of this sort, and use loosely Aristotelian vocabulary to express, and begin to evaluate, a range of feminist epistemological positions
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DOI 10.2979/HYP.2004.19.1.73
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Virtue and Reason.John McDowell - 1979 - The Monist 62 (3):331-350.
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