Talk:Analytical feminism

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Use of Reason[edit]

This article implys that analytical feminism uses reason more than other types of feminism? I understand that postmodernism frowns on the traditional but the lack of reason is a strong claim. Please discuss and confirm. Geraldshields11 (talk) 17:32, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

It's not just a strong claim, it's a restatement of fact: reason is just another virtue for postmodernism, which is the very basis for third wave feminism. It's not an insult to note that analytic approaches to feminism rely strongly on reason while other forms of feminism reject reason: that distinction is in fact key to the differentiation. For postmodern feminism, there is no ontologically objective reasons to wield, reason is just another socially constructed hierarchy which may, and does for many, entail bias and oppression. This is why such positions entail that even mathematics are bias and oppressive. The work(s) of Newton are akin to rape manuals and equations are privileged for example. In a related vein, this is why analytic feminism is all but non-existent. If the approach is analytic, if it is neutral and object, then by definition it can't be predicated as any form of feminism: it is simply analytic philosophy. The context, the subject of say feminism, of course does not impact logical form. The subject, be it feminism or epistemology, in no way predicates the neutrality of reason purely by definition. It's probably, all but certain really, why this article is languishing so greatly. There are no more than a handful of thinkers who even attempt to deal with such a blatant contradiction. This is why it's all but universally dismissed within analytic philosophy. There is no intelligible concept of analytic feminism any more than there is analytic liberalism, or analytic anarchism. The concept simply collapses into an analytic approach to a field of inquiry, be it feminism, or liberalism or anarchism. It is just simply analytic philosophy.


I just did a whole lot of copy editing for this page; I changed around a whole lot of it, making it more concise and easier for your average person to read, corrected major grammar errors and removed redundant statements, along with several baseless claims that analytical feminists value truth and are more reasonable than other people. I didn't remove the "this article may require copy-editing" thing because I'm pretty new to Wikipedia and I'm not sure if that's a customary thing to do if you believe that you have fixed a problem. -$5KHPD (talk) 03:08, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Baseless claim? One can only say the claim is baseless if they have, basically, no understanding of the subject matter. Of course analytic approaches champion objective truth value more so than other approaches: it's true by definition. Other approaches, such as postmodernism, denies the very possibility of objective truth. You don't seem to even understand that the very distinction between analytic and continental philosophy was based upon the value of objective truth: analytic philosophy most certainly valued truth more greatly whereas continental more greatly valued experience (and called into question the very possibility of objective truth). Wow. Only on wikipedia can people say analytic philosophy does not value truth more so than any form of philosophical thought and not be embarrassed. Amazing.

Approach to method[edit]

Sorry, I forgot to include what change I made. I deleted the suggestion that analytic feminists use "stylistic aggressiveness" and the related comments about adversary methods and counterexampling. This is pejorative in the context of feminist theory and inaccurately describes the commitments or methodology of analytic feminists. There are many different forms of analytic feminism and there is little use of this method. Shaslang (talk) 23:18, 18 April 2014 (UTC)