Ecological Thinking by Lorraine Code
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Ecological Thinking
By Lorraine Code

Ecological Thinking

The Politics of Epistemic Location

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Ecological Thinking by Lorraine Code

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How could ecological thinking animate an epistemology capable of addressing feminist, multicultural, and other post-colonial concerns? Starting from an epistemological approach implicit in Rachel Carson's scientific practice, Lorraine Code elaborates the creative, restructuring resources of ecology for a theory of knowledge. She critiques the instrumental rationality, abstract individualism, and exploitation of people and places that western epistemologies of mastery have legitimated, to propose a politics of epistemic location, sensitive to the interplay of particularity and diversity, and focused on responsible epistemic practice. Drawing on ecological theory and practice, on naturalized epistemology, and on feminist and post-colonial theories, Code analyzes extended examples from developmental psychology, and from two "natural" institutions of knowledge production-medicine and law. These institutions lend themselves well to a reconfigured naturalism. They are, in practice, empirically-scientifically informed, specifically situated, and locally interpretive. With human subjects as their "objects" of knowledge, they invoke the responsibility requirements central to Code's larger project. This book discusses a wide range of literature in philosophy, social science, and ethico-political thought. Highly innovative, it will generate productive conversations in feminist theory, and in the ethics and politics of knowledge more broadly conceived.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195159448
ISBN-10: 0195159446
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 157mm x 19mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 11-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Sex of Knowing by Lorraine Code Sex of Knowing, Paperback (October 2003)

In this text, Le Doeuff argues that the conceptual links between "masculinity" and "rationality" are deeply rooted in the public imagination and continue to have devastating effects on what women are able to achieve.

Rhetorical Spaces by Lorraine Code Rhetorical Spaces, Paperback (July 1995)

Code approaches the subject of knowledge and authority by examining how the construction of knowledge about others affect interactions, inequality and essentially structure social relations.

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Author Biography - Lorraine Code

Lorraine Code is Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at York University in Toronto, Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. She is the author of Epistemic Responsibility (1987), What Can She Know? (1991), Rhetorical Spaces (1995); editor of the Routledge Encyclopaedia of Feminist Theories (2000), and Feminist Interpretations of Hans-Georg Gadamer (2003); and co-translator of Michele Le Duff The Sex of Knowing (2003).

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