Philosophy of Science after Feminism by Janet A. KouranyPhilosophy of Science after Feminism by Janet A. Kourany

Philosophy of Science after Feminism

byJanet A. Kourany

Paperback | November 11, 2010

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In this monograph Janet A. Kourany argues for a philosophy of science more socially engaged and socially responsible than the philosophy of science we have now. The central questions feminist scientists, philosophers, and historians have been raising about science during the last three decadesform Kourany's point of departure and her response to these questions builds on their insights. This way of approaching science differs from mainstream philosophy of science in two crucial respects: it locates science within its wider societal context rather than treating science as if it existed in a social, political, and economic vacuum; and it points the way to a more comprehensiveunderstanding of scientific rationality, one that integrates the ethical with the epistemic. Kourany develops her particular response, dubbed by her the ideal of socially responsible science, beyond the gender-related questions and contexts that form its origins and she defends it against a varietyof challenges, epistemological, historical, sociological, economic, and political. She ends by displaying the important new directions philosophy of science can take and the impressive new roles philosophers of science can fill with the approach to science she offers.
Janet A. Kourany is Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Notre Dame.
Title:Philosophy of Science after FeminismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:168 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.51 inPublished:November 11, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199732612

ISBN - 13:9780199732616

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Table of Contents

1. A Feminist Primer For Philosophers of Science2. The Legacy of Twentieth Century Philosophy of Science3. What Feminist Science Studies Can Offer4. Challenges from Every Direction5. The Prospects of Twenty-first Century Philosophy of ScienceReferencesIndex