Abstract

The development of nonoppressive ways of knowing other persons, often across significantly different social positions, is an important project within feminism. An account of epistemic responsibility attentive to feminist concerns is developed here through a critique of epistemophilia—the love of knowledge to the point of myopia and its concurrent ignoring of ignorance. Identifying a positive role for ignorance yields an enhanced understanding of responsible knowledge practices.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 37-55
Launched on MUSE
2006-06-14
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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