Feminist philosophy of science: history, contributions, and challenges

  title={Feminist philosophy of science: history, contributions, and challenges},
  author={Sarah S. Richardson},
Feminist philosophy of science has led to improvements in the practices and products of scientific knowledge-making, and in this way it exemplifies socially relevant philosophy of science. It has also yielded important insights and original research questions for philosophy. Feminist scholarship on science thus presents a worthy thought-model for considering how we might build a more socially relevant philosophy of science—the question posed by the editors of this special issue. In this… 
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