False Memory Syndrome: A Feminist Philosophical Approach

Hypatia 12 (2):1 - 50 (1997)
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Abstract

In this essay, I attempt to outline a feminist philosophical approach to the current debate concerning (allegedly) false memories of childhood sexual abuse. Bringing the voices of feminist philosophers to bear on this issue highlights the implicit and sometimes questionable epistemological, metaphysical, and ethical-political commitments of some therapists and scientists involved in these debates. It also illuminates some current debates in and about feminist philosophy

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Shelley M. Park
University of Central Florida

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