The City University Of New York Graduate Center
Department Of Philosophy
Alumnus
Dearborn, Michigan, United States of America
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    Review essay: A coherentist epistemology with integrity
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 25 (3). 1999.
    Linda Alcoff, Real Knowing (reviewed by Maureen Linker).
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    A coherentist epistemology with integrity
    Philosophy and Social Criticism 25 (3): 121-124. 1999.
  • The dissertation involves an examination of recent work in Social Epistemology. In particular, I am concerned with the question of how one's social position could affect judgments regarding evidence and confirmation. To answer this question I undertake an investigation of feminist epistemology and philosophy of science. Feminist epistemologists have raised criticisms of the traditional analysis of knowledge by arguing against the primacy of the individual and for a more thorough-going analysis o…Read more
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    Explaining the World: Philosophical Reflections on Feminism and Mothering
    Journal for the Association for Research on Mothering 8 (1): 147-162. 2006.
    This essay explores the evolving systems ofjustz$5cation and morality that emerge fiom mother and child dialogues. Contrasting a mother's ethic of care with a surrounding cultural climate of violence, I argue that children are capable of providing insigljt to this seeming socialcontradiction.Ifocus on a series cfconversa- tionsI've had with my nowJiveyear oldson with regard to naturally occurringharm (i.e.yfloods,disease...) and human createdharm (i.e. war, violence,physical intimi- dation). I a…Read more
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    When Worlds Collide
    Social Theory and Practice 31 (3): 451-461. 2005.
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    In her 2007 book "Epistemic Injustice" Miranda Fricker argues that "the silent by products of residual prejudice in a liberal society" are often the most difficult biases to eradicate. In this essay, I provide several examples of the kind of residual prejudice Fricker describes. I then propose a principle of "intellectual empathy" (with four component elements) as a methodological remedy for eradicating this kind of bias in good critical thinking
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    Fearnside's About Thinking
    Informal Logic 20 (2). 2000.
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    I argue that Kotzee’s model of meta- debate succeeds in identifying illegitimate or fallacious charges of bias but has the unintended consequence of classifying some legitimate and non-fallacious charges as fallacious. This makes the model, in some important cases, counter-productive. In particular, cases where the call for a meta- debate is prompted by the participant with epistemic privilege and a charge of bias is denied by the participant with social advantage, the impasse will put the epist…Read more