BRIANA TOOLE

RESEARCH

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My research interests lie at the intersections of epistemology, feminist theory, and philosophy of race. I study the role of features presumed to be irrelevant in discussions surrounding knowledge, features like social identity and personal interests. My work aims to show that these features play a significant role in inquiry and knowledge acquisition.

My research interests lie at the intersections of epistemology, feminist theory, and philosophy of race. I study the role of features presumed to be irrelevant in discussions surrounding knowledge, features like social identity and personal interests. My work aims to show that these features play a significant role in inquiry and knowledge acquisition.  

PUBLICATIONS

Demarginalizing Standpoint Epistemology

FORTHCOMING, EPISTEME

Recent Work in Standpoint Epistemology

(2021) ANALYSIS, 81 (2), 338 – 350

What Lies Beneath: The Epistemic Roots of White Supremacy

(2021) IN ELIZABETH EDENBERG AND MICHAEL HANNON (EDS.), POLITICS & TRUTH: NEW PERSPECTIVES IN POLITICAL EPISTEMOLOGY. OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS.

Believing is Seeing: Feminist Philosophy, Knowledge, and Perception

(2021) IN ELLY VINTIADIS (ED.), PHILOSOPHY BY WOMEN: 22 PHILOSOPHERS REFLECT ON PHILOSOPHY AND ITS VALUE.  ROUTLEDGE.

From Standpoint Epistemology to Epistemic Oppression

(2019) ​HYPATIA 34 (4), 598-618

Masculine Foes, Feminist Woes: A Response to Down Girl

(2019) ​APA NEWSLETTER ON FEMINISM AND PHILOSOPHY 18 (2), 10-14

IN PROGRESS*

The Vanishing Self: Consciousness-Raising as an Epistemic Transformation

Clarifies consciousness-raising and how it is achieved by understanding it in terms of transformative experiences

Varieties of Objectivity

Recharacterizes objectivity as ‘perspectival suppleness’ and as achieved by applying the method of reflective equilibrium

Standpoint Epistemology as Ideology Critique

Examines the utility of standpoint epistemology deployed as ideology critique

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