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  1. Barad is not the first to identify a phenomenological position with a feminist standpoint (see Smith 1992). Although she refers to the tendency to feminize “nature” as the passive object of science, she distinguishes her feminist view of “nature as agent” from any concrete identification of “nature” with the social category “woman” (Barad 2011: 445).

  2. My remarks here are based on having read the exchange between Pinch (2011) and Barad (2011). Unlike me, Trevor Pinch has some training in physics, and he also conducted an important sociological study of solar neutrino experiments (Pinch 1986).

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Lynch, M. Matters of Fact, and the Fact of Matter. Hum Stud 37, 139–145 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10746-013-9297-6

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