The History of Sexual Anatomy and Self-Referential Philosophy of Science

Metaphilosophy 34 (3):229-249 (2003)
Abstract
This essay is a case study of the self-destruction that occurs in the work of a social-constructionist historian of science who embraces a radical philosophy of science. It focuses on Thomas Laqueur's Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud in arguing that a history of science committed to the social construction of science and to the central theses of Kuhnian, Duhemian, and Quinean philosophy of science is incoherent through self-reference. Laqueur's text is examined in detail in order to make the main point; a similar phenomenon in the work of the feminist historian of science Evelyn Fox Keller is then briefly discussed.
Keywords Evelyn Keller, Feminist Epistemology, History of Biology, Philosophy of Biology, Duhem, Social Constructionism, Thomas Kuhn, Thomas Laqueur, Quine
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