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Ecological Thinking: The Politics of Epistemic Location

Lorraine Code

Abstract

Arguing that ecological thinking can animate an epistemology capable of addressing feminist, multicultural, and other post-colonial concerns, this book critiques the instrumental rationality, hyperbolized autonomy, abstract individualism, and exploitation of people and places that western epistemologies of mastery have legitimated. It proposes a politics of epistemic location, sensitive to the interplay of particularity and diversity, and focused on responsible epistemic practices. Starting from an epistemological approach implicit in Rachel Carson’s scientific projects, the book draws, constr ... More

Keywords: ecology, epistemologies of mastery, epistemic location, social imaginary, instrumental rationality, autonomy, feminism, responsibility, credibility, Rachel Carson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195159431
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195159438.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lorraine Code, author
York University, Toronto
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