Feminism and science by Evelyn Fox Keller, Helen E. Longino

By Evelyn Fox Keller, Helen E. Longino

(Series replica) the hot Oxford Readings in Feminism sequence maps the dramatic effect of feminist idea on each department of educational wisdom. supplying feminist views on disciplines from historical past to technological know-how, every one booklet assembles crucial articles written on its box within the final ten to 15 years. previous stereotypes are challenged and conventional attitudes disenchanted in those lively-- and infrequently controversial--volumes, all of that are edited through feminists in demand of their specific box. accomplished, available, and intellectually bold, the Oxford Readings in Feminism sequence is key analyzing for an individual drawn to the consequences of feminist principles in the academy. Can technology be gender-neutral? lately, feminist critics have raised troubling questions on the perform and targets of conventional technological know-how, demonstrating the life of a pervasive bias within the ways that scientists behavior and talk about their paintings. This interesting quantity gathers seventeen essays--by sociologists, scientists, historians, and philosophers--of seminal importance within the rising box of feminist technological know-how reports. studying themes from the stereotype of the "Man of cause" to the "romantic" language of reproductive biology, those interesting essays problem readers to take a clean examine the limitations--and possibilities--of medical wisdom.

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It includes that whole section which in the business world is called 'management' It includes the professions. It includes of course government more conventionally defined and also the activities of those who are selecting, training, and indoctrinating those who will be its governors. The last includes those who provide and elaborate the procedures in which it is governed and develop methods for accounting for how it is done and predicting and analysing its characteristic consequences and sequences of events, namely the business schools, the sociologists, the economists, etc.

The Good Body (New Haven: Yale University Press). ). Hacking, Ian (1975), Why Does Language Matter to Philosophy? (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press). Keller, Evelyn Fox (1995), Refiguring Life: Metaphors of Twentieth-Century Biology (New York: Columbia University Press). Lloyd, Genevieve (1984), The Man of Reason: 'Male' and 'Female' in Western Philosophy (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press). : Harvard University Press). : Harvard University Press). Page 15 PART I. EARLY STATEMENTS Page 17 1 Women's Perspective as a Radical Critique of Sociology Dorothy E.

The construction of a multinational and multicultural feminist academic community will, we hope, soon encompass science studies as well, bringing new questions, new perspectives, new transformations to this provocative and challenging subject. These essays hardly constitute a final word on any problem in the philosophy of science; they do not even represent a final word on or comprehensive account of feminist critiques of science. We have had to make our choices, articulating what we take to be a significant trajectory of argument; and, as noted above, some choices were pre-made for us by the demographics of participation in this inquiry.

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