chapter  14
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AGREEING TO DIFFER: FEMINIST EPISTEMOLOGIES AND WOMEN'S WAYS OF KNOWING

Recently, however, new claims have been made about modes o f moral reasoning (Gilligan, 1982) and thinking (Belenky, Clinchy, Goldberger, &Tarule , 1986) more characteristic o f women than men. These research projects, which are informed by feminist values, have been acclaimed as groundbreaking, revolutionary, and celebratory of women's strengths.