How do we obtain knowledge? Is it a purely objective, abstract process that has nothing to do with identity? Or does who we are, and where we sit on the social spectrum matter when it comes to how we form beliefs? On today’s show, we’re talking to Briana Toole, a philosopher who defends an idea known as standpoint epistemology. It’s the view that your identity has the power to help influence the kinds of knowledge you have access to.

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Show Notes:

Thanks to Evelyn Brosius for our logo. Thanks to Saige Trottman-Huiet for coming up with the title for this show. Featured image a diagram of the Frederick C. Robie House by Frank Lloyd Wright.

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