Educational Studies in Mathematics

, Volume 28, Issue 3, pp 275–291

Moving towards a feminist epistemology of mathematics

  • Leone Burton


There is, now, an extensive critical literature on gender and the nature of science three aspects of which, philosophy, pedagogy and epistemology, seem to be pertinent to a discussion of gender and mathematics. Although untangling the inter-relationships between these three is no simple matter, they make effective starting points in order to ask similar questions of mathematics to those asked by our colleagues in science. In the process of asking such questions, a major difference between the empirical approach of the sciences, and the analytic nature of mathematics, is exposed and leads towards the definition of a new epistemological position in mathematics.


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Leone Burton
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  1. 1.School of Education, EdgbastonThe University of BirminghamBirminghamUK

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