class19c07 - • This insight challenges the philosophic...

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The Gendered Character of Knowledge Feminine characterizations of knowledge aim at explanation and understanding instead of an adversarial determination of “facts” removed from their contexts Lorraine Code Feminism questions philosophical assumptions about mind and thinking by showing how emotions and feelings are sources of truth and guides for reasoning Morwenna Griffiths
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“Feminism, Feelings, and Philosophy” Emotions (e.g., fear, love, pride) are not simply intellectual judgments that result in action, and feelings (e.g., sexuality, hunger) are not simply bodily sensations
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Unformatted text preview: • This insight challenges the philosophic inclination to portray emotions and feelings in terms of a dualism of mind and body • Emotions and feelings cannot easily be linked to mind or body exclusively, and neither mind nor body dominates The Feminist Alternative • Feelings become meaningful as human emotions over time and in social (e.g., linguistic) contexts when they are understood and acted upon • This means that feelings affect and are affected by our understanding and our communal interactions—and thus guide our philosophical enquiries...
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course POLS 209 taught by Professor Kellam during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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