Scrutinizing feminist epistemology : an examination of gender in science /

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Imprint:New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2003.
Description:vii, 275 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Subject:Feminism and science.
Science -- Philosophy.
Feminism and science.
Science -- Philosophy.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Pinnick, Cassandra L., 1949-
Koertge, Noretta.
Almeder, Robert F.
ISBN:0813532264 (cloth : alk. paper)
0813532272 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-270) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Part I. The Strange Status of Feminist Epistemology
  • Knowledge and Propaganda: Reflections of an Old Feminist
  • Feminist Epistemology: Implications for the Philosophy of Science
  • Feminist Epistemology as Folk Psychology
  • Part II. Testing Feminist Claims about Scientific Practice
  • Gender and the Genealogy of Scientific Discoveries
  • Keller on Gender, Science, and McClintock: A Feeling for the Orgasm
  • Where the Boys Are
  • Part III. Philosophical and Political Critiques of Feminist Epistemology
  • Can Science Be Objective? Feminism, Relativism, and Objectivity
  • Sandra Harding's Feminist Epistemology and Political Correctness
  • Modern Science as the Standpoint of the Oppressed: Dewey Meets the Buddha of India's Dalits
  • Equity Feminism and Academic Feminism
  • Part IV. Future Prospects of Feminist Epistemology
  • Socially Responsible Directions for Philosophy of Science
  • Feminist Values and the Value of Science
  • Staying for an Answer: The Untidy Process of Groping for Truth
  • After My Own Heart: Dorothy L. Sayers's Feminism
  • Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Index