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Karen Adkins
Regis College
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    Gaslighting by Crowd.Karen C. Adkins - 2019 - Social Philosophy Today 35:75-87.
    Most psychological literature on gaslighting focuses on it as a dyadic phenomenon occurring primarily in marriage and family relationships. In my analysis, I will extend recent fruitful philosophical engagement with gaslighting by arguing that gaslighting, particularly gaslighting that occurs in more public spaces like the workplace, relies upon external reinforcement for its success. I will ground this study in an analysis of the film Gaslight, for which the phenomenon is named, and in the course of the analysis will focus on (...)
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  2. The Real Dirt: Gossip and Feminist Epistemology.Karen C. Adkins - 2002 - Social Epistemology 16 (3):215 – 232.
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    Gaslighting by Crowd in Advance.Karen C. Adkins - forthcoming - Social Philosophy Today.
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    Knowledge Underground: Gossipy Epistemology.Karen C. Adkins - 1996 - Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    This dissertation is an attempt to loosen what I see as a chokehold by which two paramount assumptions constrict our epistemic endeavors. These Enlightenment assumptions--that we accept or refute ideas as true based on transparently clear and orderly methods and criteria, and that individuals accept or refute truth claims--are still central in epistemology, despite their many critics . Thinking about gossip as an epistemologically productive concept provides us with the means to critique those assumptions, and further attempts to broaden our (...)
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