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6-6-2007 9:00 AM

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Recent work linking feminist epistemology with social epistemology draws attention to the role of status and power in understanding knowledge and reasoning in social context. I argue that considerations of social justice require better understandings of two particular components of reasoning and social context: (i) abstraction—who gets to abstract, how, and why? (ii) the individual-social distinction—how do particular understandings of this distinction serve to minimize or elucidate the role of status and power?

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Reasoning and Social Context: the Role of Social Status and Power

University of Windsor

Recent work linking feminist epistemology with social epistemology draws attention to the role of status and power in understanding knowledge and reasoning in social context. I argue that considerations of social justice require better understandings of two particular components of reasoning and social context: (i) abstraction—who gets to abstract, how, and why? (ii) the individual-social distinction—how do particular understandings of this distinction serve to minimize or elucidate the role of status and power?