Taking Gender Seriously in Philosophy of Science

  title={Taking Gender Seriously in Philosophy of Science},
  author={Helen E. Longino},
  journal={PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association},
  pages={333 - 340}
  • H. Longino
  • Published 1 January 1992
  • Philosophy
  • PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association
Using the author's social analysis of scientific knowledge, two ways of understanding the importance of gender to the philosophy of science are offered. Given a requirement of openness to multiple critical perspectives, the gender, race and class structure of a scientific community are an important ingredient of its epistemic reliability. Secondly, one can ask whether a gender sensitive scientific community might prefer certain evaluative criteria (or virtues of theory or practice) to others… 

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