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Caring to Know: Comparative Care Ethics, Feminist Epistemology, and the Mahābhārata

Vrinda Dalmiya


As a venture in the emerging field of comparative feminist philosophy, this work goes against the current trend of considering ‘caring’ and ‘knowing’ as independent of each other. It argues for what can be called a care-based epistemology modelled on the now-familiar care ethics. Using critical insights from the Mahabharata, the book proposes that knowing and caring can be fruitfully theorized ‘together’, while keeping the argument firmly rooted in mainstream Anglo-Western virtue epistemology. What emerges is a feminist epistemology that uses the methods of creative comparative philosophy to c ... More

Keywords: care ethics, feminist epistemology, virtue epistemology, care-based epistemology, relational humility, comparative philosophy, Mahābhārata

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780199464760
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464760.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vrinda Dalmiya, author
Faculty in the Department of Philosophy, University of Hawai'i at Manoa, USA.