Knowledge Others, Others' Knowledge: The Need for a New Epistemology of Water

Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt
2020 unpublished
This paper examines the ways in which knowledge about water has conventionally been generated by modern water scientists and illuminates how this approach leaves out the diverse -ways of knowing‖ water and how scientism creates a trap of concrete evidential certainty. Through the example of a failed conversation, it questions the basic epistemological underpinnings of understanding water in modern scientific inquiries-the means of knowing rivers, and how they conflict with feminist
more » ... s and fail to account for the -knowledge others‖ and -others' knowledge‖. The paper concludes with observations on why we need new epistemologies of water in the Anthropocene.
doi:10.22004/ag.econ.303984 fatcat:r5az7he6wrcjvawuhaa3zo5iuy