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Feminism, Science, and the Philosophy of Science

Part of the book series: Synthese Library (SYLI, volume 256)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix
  2. Historical Overview: Logical Empiricism and Feminist Empiricism

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
  3. Feminist and Mainstream Philosophy of Science: Continuities and Tensions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 37-37
    2. The Last Dogma of Empiricism?

      • Jack Nelson
      Pages 59-78
    3. Science as Social? - Yes and No

      • Susan Haack
      Pages 79-93
    4. Empiricism Without Dogmas

      • Lynn Hankinson Nelson
      Pages 95-119
    5. Underdetermination Undeterred

      • Elizabeth Potter
      Pages 121-138
    6. The Relativism Question in Feminist Epistemology

      • Ilkka Niiniluoto
      Pages 139-157
  4. Feminist Philosophy of Science and the Sociology of Knowledge, Social Constructivism, and the Debate over Science Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 159-159
  5. Views from Multicultural and Global Feminisms, and from Feminist Phenomenology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 261-261
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 309-316

About this book

Feminism, Science, and the Philosophy of Science brings together original essays by both feminist and mainstream philosophers of science that examine issues at the intersections of feminism, science, and the philosophy of science. Contributors explore parallels and tensions between feminist approaches to science and other approaches in the philosophy of science and more general science studies. In so doing, they explore notions at the heart of the philosophy of science, including the nature of objectivity, truth, evidence, cognitive agency, scientific method, and the relationship between science and values.

Keywords

  • Philosophy of Science
  • constructivism
  • epistemology
  • knowledge
  • objectivity
  • science
  • underdetermination

Editors and Affiliations

  • Rowan College, Glassboro, USA

    Lynn Hankinson Nelson

  • University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College, USA

    Lynn Hankinson Nelson

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

    Jack Nelson

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Feminism, Science, and the Philosophy of Science

  • Editors: Lynn Hankinson Nelson, Jack Nelson

  • Series Title: Synthese Library

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1742-2

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-7923-4162-8

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-0-7923-4611-1

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-009-1742-2

  • Series ISSN: 0166-6991

  • Series E-ISSN: 2542-8292

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XX, 316

  • Topics: Philosophy of Science, Anthropology, Epistemology

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eBook USD 89.00
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  • ISBN: 978-94-009-1742-2
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  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 119.99
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Hardcover Book USD 269.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)