Gaile Pohlhaus

Dr. Gaile PohlhausAssociate Professor of Philosophy

Feminist Philosophy, Epistemology, Wittgenstein, Social and Political Philosophy

Ph.D. SUNY Stony Brook

My research interests focus on the intersection of Epistemology and Social and Political Philosophy. In particular I am interested in questions of knowledge and identity in light of differences in social position. My work draws on feminist and critical race theorists, both analytic and continental. In addition I work on and in the spirit of the later Wittgenstein insofar as he sought to avoid both foundationalist and relativist tendencies in philosophizing.

Representative Publications

  •  “Epistemology and Resistance” Social Philosophy Today, vol 30 forthcoming.
  •  “On Subjects, Objects, and Others.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 3, no. 6 (2014): 44-50.
  •  “Discerning the primary epistemic harm in cases of testimonial injustice” Social Epistemology: A Journal of Knowledge, Culture, and Policy doi: 10.1080/02691728.2013.782581 (2013)
  •  “Relational Knowing and Epistemic Injustice: Toward a Theory of Willful Hermeneutical Ignorance” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy vol. 27 issue 4 (2012): 715-735.
  •  “Wrongful Requests and Strategic Refusals to Understand” in Feminist Epistemology and Philosophy of Science: Power in Knowledge ed. Heidi Grasswick, New York: Springer (2011): 223-240.