The Epistemological Evaluation of Oppositional Secrets

Hypatia 20 (4):44-58 (2000)

Abstract

Although political values guide people who take advice from standpoint epistemolo-gies in deciding whether to reveal secrets used to resist oppression, these decisions can also be understood and evaluated in purely cognitive or epistemological terms. When political considerations direct us to preserve a secret, the cognitive value progressively diminishes because the view of the world projected by the secret is increasingly vulnerable.

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Catherine Elisabeth Hundleby
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