عنوان مقاله [English]
The feminist movement, in its early decades, was viewed as a social and political movement. But it went on to enter the most important theoretical fields to provide philosophical theories, cultural critique, and cultural theories. Epistemology is one of the philosophical fields that feminist scholars have worked in and presented theories. The main question of this article is "the study and explanation of feminist epistemology." This article, by an analytical method and using library resources, first explains the foundations of feminist epistemology and then criticizes it. Findings of the research indicate that the most important basis for feminist epistemology is "the role of gender in knowledge", "the role of social-political factors in knowledge" and "critique of the objectivism of science".
Feminist epistemologists, after raising some criticisms about conventional epistemology, are introducing alternative theories. Feminist empiricism, vision theory, and theory of postmodernism are three important feminist epistemological theories. Feminist epistemology has received widespread criticism from many thinkers. This study shows that feminist epistemological views, both religiously and with a non-religious perspective, face serious challenges.