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  1. Janet A. Kourany (2014). Human Enhancement: Making the Debate More Productive. [REVIEW] Erkenntnis 79 (5):981-998.
    Human enhancement—the attempt to overcome all human cognitive, emotional, and physical limitations using current technological developments—has been said to pose the most fundamental social and political question facing the world in the twenty-first century. Yet, the public remains ill prepared to deal with it. Indeed, controversy continues to swirl around human enhancement even among the very best-informed experts in the most relevant fields, with no end in sight. Why the ongoing stalemate in the discussion? I attempt to explain the central (...)
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  2. Janet A. Kourany (2013). Meeting the Challenges to Socially Responsible Science: Reply to Brown, Lacey, and Potter. Philosophical Studies 163 (1):93-103.
    The main message of Philosophy of Science after Feminism is twofold: that philosophy of science needs to locate science within its wider societal context, ceasing to analyze science as if it existed in a social/political/economic vacuum; and correlatively, that philosophy of science needs to aim for an understanding of scientific rationality that is appropriate to that context, a scientific rationality that integrates the ethical with the epistemic. The ideal of socially responsible science that the book puts forward, in fact, maintains (...)
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  3. Janet A. Kourany (2012). The Ideal of Socially Responsible Science: Reply to Dupré, Rolin, Solomon, and Giere. Perspectives on Science 20 (3):344-352.
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  4. Janet A. Kourany (2011). Integrating the Ethical Into Scientific Rationality. In. In M. Carrier & A. Nordmann (eds.), Science in the Context of Application. Springer. 371--386.
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  5. Janet A. Kourany (2010). Philosophy of Science After Feminism. Oxford University Press.
    A feminist primer for philosophers of science -- The legacy of twentieth century philosophy of science -- What feminist science studies can offer -- Challenges from every direction -- The prospects of twenty-first century philosophy of science.
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  6. Janet A. Kourany (2009). The Place of Standpoint Theory in Feminist Science Studies. Hypatia 24 (4):209 - 218.
  7. Martin Carrier, Don Howard & Janet A. Kourany (2008). The Challenge of the Social and the Pressure of Practice: Science and Values Revisited. University of Pittsburgh Press.
    ISBN-13: 978-0-8229-4317-4 (cloth : alk. paper) ISBN-10: 0-8229-4317-4 (cloth : alk. paper) 1. Science — Philosophy. 2. Science — Social aspects. 3. Values. 4. Science and civilization. I. Carrier, Martin. II. Howard, Don, professor. III. Kourany ...
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  8. Janet A. Kourany (2008). Philosophy of Science: A Subject with a Great Future. Philosophy of Science 75 (5):767-778.
    Among philosophers of science nearly a century ago the dominant attitude was that (in Rudolph Carnap’s words) philosophy of science was “like science itself, neutral with respect to practical aims, whether they are moral aims for the individual, or political aims for a society.” The dominant attitude today is not much different: our aim is still to articulate scientific rationality, and our understanding of that rationality still excludes the moral and political. I contrast this with the growing entanglements within the (...)
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  9. Janet A. Kourany (2008). Replacing the Ideal of Value-Free Science. In Martin Carrier, Don Howard & Janet A. Kourany (eds.), The Challenge of the Social and the Pressure of Practice: Science and Values Revisited. University of Pittsburgh Press. 87--111.
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  10. Janet A. Kourany (2006). Getting Philosophy of Science Socially Connected. Philosophy of Science 73 (5):991-1002.
    Nearly a half century ago, Thomas Kuhn, Paul Feyerabend, Stephen Toulmin, Norwood Russell Hanson, and others issued a challenge to us philosophers of science to make our field more relevant to actual science. That challenge, over time, has elicited a number of useful responses but very few efforts to situate science within its wider social context when philosophizing about science. The unit of analysis for philosophy of science has tended to remain science-in-a-vacuum. I consider the justifications we offer for this (...)
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  11. Noretta Koertge, Janet A. Kourany, Ronald N. Giere, Peter Gildenhuys, Thomas A. C. Reydon, Stéphanie Ruphy, Samir Okasha, Jaakko Hintikka & John Symons (2003). 10. Simulated Experiments: Methodology for a Virtual World Simulated Experiments: Methodology for a Virtual World (Pp. 105-125). [REVIEW] Philosophy of Science 70 (1).
     
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  12. Janet A. Kourany (2003). A Philosophy of Science for the Twenty‐First Century. Philosophy of Science 70 (1):1-14.
    Two major reasons feminists are concerned with science relate to science's social effects: that science can be a powerful ally in the struggle for equality for women; and that all too frequently science has been a generator and perpetuator of inequality. This concern with the social effects of science leads feminists to a different mode of appraising science from the purely epistemic one prized by most contemporary philosophers of science. The upshot, I suggest, is a new program for philosophy of (...)
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  13. Janet A. Kourany (2003). Reply to Giere. Philosophy of Science 70 (1):22-26.
    In his "A New Program for Philosophy of Science?", Ronald Giere expresses qualms regarding the critical and political projects I advocate for philosophy of sciencethat the critical project assumes an underdetermination absent from actual science, and the political project takes us outside the professional pursuit of philosophy of science. In reply I contend that the underdetermination the critical project assumes does occur in actual science, and I provide a variety of examples to support this. And I contend that the political (...)
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  14. Janet A. Kourany (2000). A Successor to the Realism/Antirealism Question. Philosophy of Science 67 (3):101.
    The realism/antirealism controversy has gone on for centuries, and gives every indication that it will continue to go on for centuries. Dismayed, I take a closer look at it. I find that the question it poses--very roughly, whether scientific knowledge is true (approximately true, put forward as true, etc.) or only useful (empirically adequate, a convenient method of representation, etc.)--actually suppresses socially critical thought and discussion about science (e.g., concerning whether scientific knowledge is sexist or racist or socially harmful in (...)
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  15. Janet A. Kourany (ed.) (1997). Philosophy in a Feminist Voice: Critiques and Reconstructions. Princeton University Press.
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  16. Janet A. Kourany (1993). Beyond Gendered Philosophy. Social Philosophy Today 8:357-368.
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  17. Janet A. Kourany (1992). Towards a Female-Friendly Philosophy of Science. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 1992:320 - 332.
    For some time now feminists have been pointing an accusing finger at science, urging that the relationship between women and science has been far from a beneficial one for women. Indeed, science has generally excluded women from its most important activities, feminists have charged, science has tended to leave women largely invisible in its knowledge and research, and science has often portrayed women, and things feminine, in negative terms when it has considered us. I suggest (...)
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  18. Janet A. Kourany (1991). Philosophy in a Different Voice. Journal of Philosophy 88 (10):557-567.
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  19. Janet A. Kourany (1989). Science Sexist? Social Philosophy Today 2:147-157.
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  20. Janet A. Kourany (1982). Towards an Empirically Adequate Theory of Science. Philosophy of Science 49 (4):526-548.
    While there has been general agreement among modern philosophers of science that a purely a priori method is inappropriate to the task of establishing a theory of science, there has, unfortunately, been little comparable agreement regarding the method that is appropriate. I try to lay the foundations for such agreement. I first set out reasons for a purely empirical method for establishing a theory of science, and defend such a method against charges raised by Giere. I then develop some very (...)
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  21. Janet A. Kourany (1965). Memory. Journal of Philosophy 62 (August):387-397.
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