Hand, Brain, and Heart: A Feminist Epistemology for the Natural Sciences

  title={Hand, Brain, and Heart: A Feminist Epistemology for the Natural Sciences},
  author={Hilary Rose},
  journal={Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society},
  pages={73 - 90}
  • H. Rose
  • Published 1 October 1983
  • Art
  • Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
ion of scientific practice as it has developed under capitalism and patriarchy, on one hand, is in painful contradiction with her caring labor, on the other. As Ruth Wallsgrove writes, "A woman, especially if she has any ambition or education, receives two kinds of messages: the kind that tells her what it is to be a successful person; and the kind that tells her what it is to be a 'real' woman."26 Small wonder that women, let alone feminists, working in natural science and engineering are… 
Many feminists, including myself, have criticized contemporary animal welfare theory for its reliance upon natural rights doctrine, on the one hand, and utilitarianism on the other. The main exponent
Against Epistemological Chasms: The Science Question in Feminism Revisited
  • S. Walby
  • Philosophy
    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 2001
he rejection of "science" by some feminists has been core to the development of alternative epistemologies, whether standpoint or postmodern (Harding 1986, 1991; Nicholson 1990), despite the argument
Feminist Epistemology: An Impossible Project?
This paper takes up the recent epistemological turn in feminist theory and some of the problems thereby raised. The fundamental aim of feminist theories in general is to analyze (and change) gender
Truth and Method: Feminist Standpoint Theory Revisited
  • S. Hekman
  • Sociology
    Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society
  • 1997
I N 1983, THE PUBLICATION of Nancy Hartsock's Money, Sex, and Power changed the landscape of feminist theory. The scope of the book alone ensures it a prominent place in feminist thought. It includes
The Garden in the machine: Gender relations, the Processes of Science, and Feminist Epistemological Strategies
Feminist inquiry in the natural and social sciences has challenged science at three levels.* In the first place, many beliefs claimed to be well-supported by research in biology and the social
Gender in the Substance of Chemistry, Part 2: An Agenda for Theory
Feminist science criticism has mostly focused on the theories of the life sciences, while the few studies about gender and the physical sciences lo- cate gender in the practice, and not in the
Making Gender Visible in the Pursuit of Nature’s Secrets
In teaching us to see gender as a socially constructed and culturally transmitted organizer of our inner and outer worlds, in, as it were, making gender visible, feminist theory has provided us with
Chapter 4:A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late 20th Century !
This chapter is an effort to build an ironic political myth faithful to feminism, socialism, and materialism. Perhaps more faithful as blasphemy is faithful, than as reverent worship and
Here be Dragons: Researching the Unbelievable, Hearing the Unthinkable. A Feminist Sociologist in Uncharted Territory
This paper describes a number of ways in which the dominant societal response to allegations of ritual abuse as untrue - as being produced by a combination of ‘moral panic’ and ‘false memories’ -


Adventures of a woman in science.
If the scientific profession holds the outragious and erroneous belief that women can't be scientists, it is likely that few women will become scientists, and the integrity of the progession is at stake.
The Anomaly of a Woman in Physics
  • Working It Out
Feminism has been quick to spell out its methodology, but slower when it comes to epistemology; see
  • Feminist Methodology
  • 1981
A Vivid View of What It Is Like to Be a Gifted Woman in an Especially Male Profession
  • 1975