Can Science Be Objective? Longino's Science as Social Knowledge [Book Review]

Hypatia 8 (3):194-201 (1993)
Abstract
In Science as Social Knowledge, Helen Longino offers a contextual analysis of evidential relevance. She claims that this "contextual empiricism" reconciles the objectivity of science with the claim that science is socially constructed. I argue that while her account does offer key insights into the role that values play in science, her claim that science is nonetheless objective is problematic.
Keywords Feminist philosophy of science
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