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dc.contributor.authorPearce, Kenneth
dc.contributor.editorDonald Rutherforden
dc.date.accessioned2022-01-14T12:07:25Z
dc.date.available2022-01-14T12:07:25Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.date.submitted2022en
dc.identifier.citationAstell and Masham on Epistemic Authority and Women's Individual Judgment in Religion, Donald Rutherford, Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy Volume 11, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2022, Kenneth L. Pearceen
dc.identifier.otherY
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/97898
dc.description.abstractIn 1705, Mary Astell and Damaris Masham both published works advocating for women’s use of individual judgment in matters of religion. Although both philosophers advocate for women’s education and intellectual autonomy, and both are adherents of the Church of England, they differ dramatically in their attitudes to religious authority. These differences are rooted in a deeper disagreement about the nature of epistemic authority in general. Astell defends an interpersonal model of epistemic authority on which we properly trust testimony when the testifier is answerable for its truth. Masham holds an evidence model of epistemic authority on which testimony is treated as an ordinary piece of empirical evidence. Central to Masham’s argument is her contention that religious beliefs based on the kind of authority recognized by Astell could never serve as a stable source of moral motivation. Because of their different theories of epistemic authority, Masham’s defense of women’s intellectual autonomy leads to a radical anti-clericalism, while Astell’s defense is fully consistent with her insistence on deference to the established church.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectReligionen
dc.subjectWomenen
dc.subjectChurch of Englanden
dc.subjectEpistemic authorityen
dc.titleAstell and Masham on Epistemic Authority and Women's Individual Judgment in Religionen
dc.title.alternativeOxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy Volume 11en
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/pearcek
dc.identifier.rssinternalid236446
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsopenAccess
dc.subject.TCDTag18th century philosophyen
dc.subject.TCDTagEpistemologyen
dc.subject.TCDTagFEMINISMen
dc.subject.TCDTagPhilosophy of religionen
dc.identifier.orcid_id0000-0001-9419-1183


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