Feminism Part 1: Woman’s Way Of Knowing

In the feminist book entitled Women’s Way of Knowing originally published in 1986, the authors develop an epistemological thesis meant to challenge the supposed phallocentric concept of how a people think. In this book, a distinction is made between separate-knowers and connected-knowers. Now, separate-knowing is described in this book as “the game of impersonal reason” that has belonged traditionally to …

The Unscientific Side Of The Scientific Method

In my continued series investigating the philosophical challenges underpinning science I would like to focus on the concept of the theory. This video is predominantly a reading of an essay written on the subject my Michael Langan. Michael Langan is supposedly the most intelligent man alive, clocking in an IQ somewhere between 190 and 210. He has his own theory …

On Scientific Fanaticism

Hey Everybody, Marcus here, This is a video I wanted to make for a long time but every time I attempted to make it I found myself either veering too deep into metaphysics or not doing the subject matter justice. Another problem I experienced while attempting to script this video was in correctly striking a balance between the subject matter …

Feminist Ethics Part 2: Care Focused Ethics

In its traditional formulation, ethics has always been a study of something that is outside of us; something objective that a human being comes to know through the application of reason. The three main normative ethical theories each draw on an abstract base. In utilitarianism, the abstract concept is pleasure, and everything is built around maximizing the greatest amount of …

Epistemology: Skepticism & Dogmatism

The accusation of dogmatism is thrown around in many online communities as a pejorative slur. This can be observed within MGTOW to some extent and more prominently within the atheist and skeptic community. Now, we need to be very careful in how we use the words dogmatism and skepticism. It is often the case that in the English language, words …

Epistemology: Foundationalism & Coherentism

One of the fundamental problems in philosophy as well as in day to day life is the problem of the philosophical discipline known as epistemology; it is the problem of knowledge. How is it that we come to know anything? How are we justified in making knowledge claims? What justifies us in holding the beliefs that we do, and how …

Feminist Epistemology Part 4: Empiricism

This is going to be the last video in my series on feminist epistemology. In the first video we covered the core concept underlying all of feminist epistemology; namely, the situated knower. In the second video we covered standpoint theory in which we explored the concept of epistemic priviledge and saw the framework for the progressive stack developed. In the …

Feminist Epistemology Part 3: Postmodernism

In the last video we covered the feminist epistemological model called Standpoint theory. In that model we found how feminists construct an oppressor and oppressed dichotomy based on the model that was produced by Karl Marx. We also learned about the idea of epistemic privilege and how it is the oppressed that possess it. From these assertions we learned why …

Feminist Epistemology Part 2: Standpoint Theory

In the last video we covered the concept upon which all feminist epistemology is grounded on, namely, the situated knower. In this video we will explore standpoint theory, the first of three feminist epistemological theories build upon this concept. Now, as we explore this theory you will find that most of it is already familiar to you in one way …

Feminist Epistemology Part 1: The Situated Knower

This video will be the first in a series discussing Feminist epistemology. Originally I had intended to close off my series on Feminism with a single video relating to feminist epistemology. That however was not possible as the topic is far too involved to sufficiently cover in one video. As such, this series on Feminist epistemology should be considered the …