Episode 197: What is standpoint epistemology?

Episode 197

Episode Highlights

  • Epistemology is the branch of philosophy that deals with what we can know and how we know it.
  • Standpoint epistemology holds that a person’s knowledge is determined by their standpoint, or experience. Knowledge is therefore subjective.
  • Oppressed classes have inherent, infallible knowledge about oppression that is not accessible to the oppressor class.
  • Standpoint epistemology ignores every fallen person’s need for the Bible to interpret their experience.
  • Standpoint epistemology undermines the sufficiency and clarity of Scripture (2 Tim 3:14-16).

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