Title

Socially Constituted Knowledge: Philosophical, Psychological, and Feminist Contributions

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-1991

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The notion of knowledge as socially constituted is explored within a broad philosophical and psychological context. It is suggested that this epistemic commitment represents a significant challenge to conventional understandings of psychological phenomena and is a salient perspective associated with the Weltanschauugen philosophy of science, the social constructionist movement in social psychology, the feminist critique, and recent contributions to the psychology of gender. Regarding the latter, the conceptual revisions of Chodorow, Gilligan, and Bem are outlined as exemplars of a view of knowledge as socially constituted.

Publication Title

Journal of Mind and Behavior

Volume

12

Issue

2

First Page

263

Last Page

279