Diversity and the Fate of Objectivity

Social Epistemology 23 (1):45-56 (2009)
Abstract
Helen Longino argues that the way to ensure scientific knowledge is objective is to have a diversity of scientific investigators. This is the best example of recent feminist arguments which hold that the real value of diversity is epistemic, and not political, but it only partly succeeds. In the end, Longino's objectivity amounts to intersubjective agreement about contextually based standards, and while her account gives us a good reason for wanting diversity in our scientific communities, this reason turns out to be political
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Philip Kitcher (2002). Reply to Helen Longino. Philosophy of Science 69 (4):569-572.

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Anna Leuschner (2012). Pluralism and Objectivity: Exposing and Breaking a Circle. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 43 (1):191-198.
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