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date: 24 October 2020

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This article explores feminist work in philosophy. It begins by distinguishing some central questions that feminist philosophers have been concerned with, and taking feminist work in epistemology as a case study, illustrates how those questions have been addressed. The chapter then goes on to consider some tools that feminist philosophers have put to use in addressing these questions. Focusing on some of these (in particular, the sex-gender distinction, oppression, objectification, situated knowledge/situated agency), the chapter discusses why they have been important, and looks at some recent debates regarding how they are best understood. The final section describes some recurring themes in feminist work in philosophy.

Keywords: Feminism, philosophy, gender, epistemology, sex, objectification, oppression, situated knowledge

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