Feminist Philosophy Meets EcoJustice
Teaching for trust and transformation
Feminist epistemology meets ecojustice
Situated knower

Situated knowledge
Trust & Epistemic
dependence

+

Complex
interd...
Experiences

Situated
Knower

Perspectives

(Individuals-in-social-cultural-natural
ecological systems)

Interests

}
Dive...
Situated
Knowledges
(Social, cultural, natural ecologies)

}
Collaboration

Cultural analysis

Collaboration

Diversity
Feminist
Epistemology

Fact of epistemic
dependence

}

Fact of epistemic
distance

Judgements of
trust as necessary
for s...
Situated
Knowledge
Practices
Unjust Institutions & Relations

If you want
‘trust’, fight
for justice
CRITICAL &
TRANSFORMATIVE

A key dimension of education is the cultivation
of understandings, capacities, and
dispositions...
Philosophy & Social Justice
Ethics &
the treatment
of animals

Practices

Narrative &
worldview

Laws

Implications

Assumptions
Moral Community

Emotion

Complex
reasoning

Feel pain
Alternative
practices,
values, &
worldviews
Ethics
&
Animal
Research
Community action
References
Hill, Collins Patricia. (2000). Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and
the Politics of Empowerme...
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Feminist Epistemology Meets Ecojustice: Teaching for Trust & Transformation

  1. 1. Feminist Philosophy Meets EcoJustice Teaching for trust and transformation
  2. 2. Feminist epistemology meets ecojustice Situated knower Situated knowledge Trust & Epistemic dependence + Complex interdependent natural, social, cultural systems Deep cultural analysis Community- or placebased pedagogy
  3. 3. Experiences Situated Knower Perspectives (Individuals-in-social-cultural-natural ecological systems) Interests } Diversity Imagination Collaboration Reflexivity Critical awareness
  4. 4. Situated Knowledges (Social, cultural, natural ecologies) } Collaboration Cultural analysis Collaboration Diversity
  5. 5. Feminist Epistemology Fact of epistemic dependence } Fact of epistemic distance Judgements of trust as necessary for sound reasoning
  6. 6. Situated Knowledge Practices Unjust Institutions & Relations If you want ‘trust’, fight for justice
  7. 7. CRITICAL & TRANSFORMATIVE A key dimension of education is the cultivation of understandings, capacities, and dispositions that enable students to be responsible, reflective, and critically engaged individuals-in-communities (ecological, cultural, & social)
  8. 8. Philosophy & Social Justice
  9. 9. Ethics & the treatment of animals Practices Narrative & worldview Laws Implications Assumptions
  10. 10. Moral Community Emotion Complex reasoning Feel pain
  11. 11. Alternative practices, values, & worldviews
  12. 12. Ethics & Animal Research
  13. 13. Community action
  14. 14. References Hill, Collins Patricia. (2000). Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment. New York: Routledge. Jaggar, Alison. (1983). Feminist Politics and Human Nature. Totowa, N.J: Rowman & Allanheld, and Brighton, U.K: Harvester Press. Jaggar, Alison. (1989). "Love -Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology,” Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Joumal of Philosophy, 32. Martusewicz, Rebecca, Jeff Edmundson, & John Lupinacci. (2011). EcoJustice Education: Toward Diverse, Democratic, and Sustainable Communities. Routledge. Scheman, Naomi. (2001). “Epistemology Resuscitated: Objectivity as Trustworthiness,” in (En)Gendering Rationalities, ed. Sandra Morgen & Nancy Tuana, SUNY Press, 2001.

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