Feminist Standpoint: Probing the Epistemological Roots and Social Location

Feminist standpoint theory is one of the practical approaches to feminist epistemology. Emerged as a result of feminist consciousness-raising standpoint approaches inquired experiences of multiple arenas. The feminist standpoint is based on two significant concepts: situated knowledge and the concept of epistemic advantage. Situated learning claims that social location influences human experience. Wherein epistemic advantage asserts that some standpoints are epistemically privileged. In this light, the researcher tries to analyse the epistemological roots of feminist standpoint theory and also inquire about the concept of the social location of the advantaged perspective. To fulfil the study's objectives, the researcher outlines the grounds of standpoint and traces the roots of the feminist standpoint. Finally, the researcher discusses the concept of social location.

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