Moving Towards a Feminist Epistemology of Mathematics

  • Leone Burton
Part of the Advances in Mathematics Education book series (AME)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Mathematical Knowledge Mathematical Thinking Original Emphasis Mathematical Argument Epistemological Position 
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