Whose Science? Whose Knowledge?: Thinking from Women's Lives

  title={Whose Science? Whose Knowledge?: Thinking from Women's Lives},
  author={S. Harding},
  • S. Harding
  • Published 1991
  • Political Science, Sociology
Introduction - after the science question in feminism. Part 1 Science: feminism confronts the sciences how the women's movement benefits science - two views why "physics" is a bad model for physics. Part 2 Epistemology: what is feminist epistemology "strong objectivity" and socially situated knowledge feminist epistemology in and after the enlightenment. Part 3 "Others": "...and race?" - the science question in global feminism common histories, common destinies - science in the first and third… Expand
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Whose science ? Whose knowledge ? / Sandra Harding
  • 1935