Conclusion: ‘such an alternative as this had not occurred to her’

  • Ashley Tauchert
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Women seem so far to have survived their disconnection from the ‘higher’ realms of knowledge, but remain at a tangential relationship to ‘objective’ knowledge today:

The sciences — as the paradigm of modern academic disciplines — maintain the self-serving and misleading pretense of ‘dispassionate objectivity,’ an attitude which promotes a sense of separation between self and other, observer and observed, scientist and nature.548


Eighteenth Century Happy Ending Symbolic Object Feminist Epistemology True Love 
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  • Ashley Tauchert
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  1. 1.University of ExeterUK

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