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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- Briana Toole
- Dissertation: “Knowledge and Social Identity”
- Clip of Rachael Denhollander’s testimony taken from this video of her complete statement before the court during Larry Nassar’s sentencing
- USA Gymnastics scandal and story
- Testimonial injustice
- More on epistemic oppression from Kristie Dotson
- More on standpoint epistemology
- But in this producer’s humble opinion, you should start with Briana Toole’s work!
- Ideal versus non-ideal theory
- More on situated knowers
- More on epistemic peerhood and disagreement
- Police brutality in the United States of America
- W.E.B. DuBois’ concept of “double-consciousness“
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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