Epistemology of the Closet proposes that many of the major nodes of thought and
knowledge in twentieth-century Western culture as a whole are structured —
indeed, fractured — by a chronic, now endemic crisis of homo /heterosexual ...
Since the late 1980s, queer studies and theory have become vital to the intellectual and political life of the United States. This has been due, in no small degree, to the influence of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's critically acclaimed Epistemology of the Closet. Working from classic texts of European and American writers--including Melville, James, Nietzsche, Proust, and Wilde--Sedgwick analyzes a turn-of-the-century historical moment in which sexual orientation became as important a demarcation of personhood as gender had been for centuries. In her preface to this updated edition Sedgwick places the book both personally and historically, looking specifically at the horror of the first wave of the AIDS epidemic and its influence on the text.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-17 - Publisher: Univ of California Press
Since the late 1980s, queer studies and theory have become vital to the intellectual and political life of the United States. This has been due, in no small degree, to the influence of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick's critically acclaimed Epistemology of the Closet. Working from classic texts of European and American
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Indiana University Press
This is the book that launched the research program of social epistemology, which has fuelled imaginations and provoked debates across many disciplines around the world. Its opening question remains as pressing as ever: How should knowledge production be organised. The second edition contains a substantial new introduction, in which Fuller
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In this study, Laurence BonJour introduces the serious philosophy student to the history and concepts of epistemology, while simultaneously challenging them to take an active part in its ongoing debates. The text reflects BonJour's conviction that the place to start any discussion of the theories of knowledge is with the
Authors: I. Niiniluoto, Matti Sintonen, Jan Wolenski
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-03-31 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The twenty-eight essays in this Handbook, all by leading experts in the field, provide the most extensive treatment of various epistemological problems, supplemented by a historical account of this field. The entries are self-contained and substantial contributions to topics such as the sources of knowledge and belief, knowledge acquisition, and
Authors: Dr Dominique Kuenzle, Dr Georg Brun, Dr Ulvi Doguoglu
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-01 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Undoubtedly, emotions sometimes thwart our epistemic endeavours. But do they also contribute to epistemic success? The thesis that emotions 'skew the epistemic landscape', as Peter Goldie puts it in this volume, has long been discussed in epistemology. Recently, however, philosophers have called for a systematic reassessment of the epistemic relevance