Feminism Part 2: Ressentiment

In the last video we put forward a thesis that feminist (once-tits such as the patriarchy emerged from the minds of a certain type of feminist. These feminists are the true believers and have motivations that are much more interesting than simply making money off victimhood. Though making money off victimhood need not be mutually exclusive from their motivations, it …

On Modernity Part 5: Nietzsche vs Rousseaunian Politics

Nietzsche’s critique of Cartesian subjectivity sets the stage for a critique of the kind of Enlightened politics that this subjectivity makes possible. Nietzsche articulates this political critique as an attack on Rousseau. Rousseau’s politics assumes that individual Cartesian subjects who exist peacefully and harmoniously in the state of nature will eventually join together via a social contract. His thought contains …

Feminist Ethics Part 1: A Brief History

Feminist Ethics is an attempt to revise, reformulate, or rethink traditional ethics to the extent it depreciates or devalues women’s moral experience. Feminists believe that traditional models of ethics let down women in 5 ways. 1) First, it shows less concern for women’s as opposed to men’s issues and interests. 2) Second, traditional ethics views as trivial the moral issues …

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 …

Feminism Part 3: Blame The French

So, in the last video we gave an account of how the feminist prophet comes into being. We explored Nietzsche’s account of the formation of a slave morality through resentiment by the inversion of values of a master morality. Though this account is sufficient to understand the generative cause for feminist theory, it holds no explanatory force in explaining how …

On The Genealogy of Social Justice Warriors

In this video I wanted to explore the origins of the social justice warrior. Now, before we can begin, let’s make a distinction between origin and function. Perhaps the best way to describe the difference is to look at how someone would answer a different question that is similar in spirit. What is the origin of the post-it note. Now, …