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  1. Toby Svoboda, Klaus Keller, Marlos Goes & Nancy Tuana (2011). Sulfate Aerosol Geoengineering: The Question of Justice. Public Affairs Quarterly 25 (3):157-180.
    Some authors have called for increased research on various forms of geoengineering as a means to address global climate change. This paper focuses on the question of whether a particular form of geoengineering, namely deploying sulfate aerosols in the stratosphere to counteract some of the effects of increased greenhouse gas concentrations, would be a just response to climate change. In particular, we examine problems sulfate aerosol geoengineering (SAG) faces in meeting the requirements of distributive, intergenerational, and procedural justice. We argue (...)
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    Shannon Sullivan & Nancy Tuana (eds.) (2007). Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance. State Univ of New York Pr.
    Leading scholars explore how different forms of ignorance are produced and sustained, and the role they play in knowledge practices.
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    Nancy Tuana (2013). Embedding Philosophers in the Practices of Science: Bringing Humanities to the Sciences. Synthese 190 (11):1955-1973.
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) in the United States, like many other funding agencies all over the globe, has made large investments in interdisciplinary research in the sciences and engineering, arguing that interdisciplinary research is an essential resource for addressing emerging problems, resulting in important social benefits. Using NSF as a case study for problem that might be relevant in other contexts as well, I argue that the NSF itself poses a significant barrier to such research in not sufficiently appreciating (...)
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    Nancy Tuana, Ryan L. Sriver, Toby Svoboda, Roman Olson, Peter J. Irvine, Jacob Haqq-Misra & Klaus Keller (2012). Towards Integrated Ethical and Scientific Analysis of Geoengineering: A Research Agenda. Ethics, Policy and Environment 15 (2):136 - 157.
    Concerns about the risks of unmitigated greenhouse gas emissions are growing. At the same time, confidence that international policy agreements will succeed in considerably lowering anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions is declining. Perhaps as a result, various geoengineering solutions are gaining attention and credibility as a way to manage climate change. Serious consideration is currently being given to proposals to cool the planet through solar-radiation management. Here we analyze how the unique and nontrivial risks of geoengineering strategies pose fundamental questions at (...)
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    Nancy Tuana (2006). The Speculum of Ignorance: The Women's Health Movement and Epistemologies of Ignorance. Hypatia 21 (3):1-19.
    : This essay aims to clarify the value of developing systematic studies of ignorance as a component of any robust theory of knowledge. The author employs feminist efforts to recover and create knowledge of women's bodies in the contemporary women's health movement as a case study for cataloging different types of ignorance and shedding light on the nature of their production. She also helps us understand the ways resistance movements can be a helpful site for understanding how to identify, critique, (...)
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    Nancy Tuana (1993). The Less Noble Sex Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
    "This highly-readable work traces a set of beliefs about the nature of woman that have informed, and in turn have been reinforced by, science, religion, and philosophy from the classical period to the nineteenth century.... [T]his book’s analysis lends support to claims that the gender system affected our very conceptions of science." —Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences "An important book for the educated general public as well as for scholars in many disciplines. Highly recommended." —Library Journal "Students (...)
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  7. Nancy Tuana (2004). Coming to Understand: Orgasm and the Epistemology of Ignorance. Hypatia 19 (1):194-232.
    : Lay understanding and scientific accounts of female sexuality and orgasm provide a fertile site for demonstrating the importance of including epistemologies of ignorance within feminist epistemologies. Ignorance is not a simple lack. It is often constructed, maintained, and disseminated and is linked to issues of cognitive authority, doubt, trust, silencing, and uncertainty. Studying both feminist and nonfeminist understandings of female orgasm reveals practices that suppress or erase bodies of knowledge concerning women's sexual pleasures.
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    Erich Schienke, Seth Baum, Nancy Tuana, Kenneth Davis & Klaus Keller (2011). Intrinsic Ethics Regarding Integrated Assessment Models for Climate Management. Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (3):503-523.
    In this essay we develop and argue for the adoption of a more comprehensive model of research ethics than is included within current conceptions of responsible conduct of research (RCR). We argue that our model, which we label the ethical dimensions of scientific research (EDSR), is a more comprehensive approach to encouraging ethically responsible scientific research compared to the currently typically adopted approach in RCR training. This essay focuses on developing a pedagogical approach that enables scientists to better understand and (...)
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  9. Nancy Tuana & Sandra Morgen (eds.) (2001). Engendering Rationalities. State University of New York Press.
    Cutting edge feminist investigations of rationality.
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    Nancy Tuana (2010). Leading with Ethics, Aiming for Policy: New Opportunities for Philosophy of Science. Synthese 177 (3):471 - 492.
    The goal of this paper is to articulate and advocate for an enhanced role for philosophers of science in the domain of science policy as well as within the science curriculum. I argue that philosophy of science as a field can learn from the successes as well as the mistakes of bioethics and begin to develop a new model that includes robust contributions to the science classroom, research collaborations with scientists, and a role for public philosophy through involvement in (...)
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    Nancy Tuana & Shannon Sullivan (2006). Introduction: Feminist Epistemologies of Ignorance. Hypatia 21 (3).
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    Nancy Tuana & Chris J. Cuomo (2014). Climate Change-Editors’ Introduction. Hypatia 29 (3):533-540.
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    Seth D. Baum, Michelle Stickler, James S. Shortle, Klaus Keller, Kenneth J. Davis, Donald A. Brown, Erich W. Schienke & Nancy Tuana (2011). The Role of the National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion in Enhancing Research Ethics Pedagogy. Social Epistemology 23 (3):317-336.
    The National Science Foundation's Second Merit Criterion, or Broader Impacts Criterion , was introduced in 1997 as the result of an earlier Congressional movement to enhance the accountability and responsibility as well as the effectiveness of federally funded projects. We demonstrate that a robust understanding and appreciation of NSF BIC argues for a broader conception of research ethics in the sciences than is currently offered in Responsible Conduct of Research training. This essay advocates augmenting RCR education with training regarding broader (...)
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    Seth D. Baum, Michelle Stickler, James S. Shortle, Klaus Keller, Kenneth J. Davis, Donald A. Brown, Erich W. Schienke & Nancy Tuana (2011). The Role of the National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion in Enhancing Research Ethics Pedagogy. Social Epistemology 23 (3):317-336.
    The National Science Foundation's (NSF) Second Merit Criterion, or Broader Impacts Criterion (BIC), was introduced in 1997 as the result of an earlier Congressional movement to enhance the accountability and responsibility as well as the effectiveness of federally funded projects. We demonstrate that a robust understanding and appreciation of NSF BIC argues for a broader conception of research ethics in the sciences than is currently offered in Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) training. This essay advocates augmenting RCR education with training (...)
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    Nancy Tuana (1992). Review: The Radical Future of Feminist Empiricism. [REVIEW] Hypatia 7 (1):100 - 114.
    I argue that Nelson's feminist transformation of empiricism provides the basis of a dialogue across three currently competing feminist epistemologies: feminist empiricism, feminist standpoint theories, and postmodern feminism, a dialogue that will result in a dissolution of the apparent tensions between these epistemologies and provide an epistemology with the openness and fluidity needed to embrace the concerns of feminists.
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    Nancy Tuana (ed.) (1994). Feminist Interpretations of Plato. Penn State Press.
    The essays in this anthology explore the full spectrum of Plato's philosophy and are representative of the variety of perspectives within feminist criticism.
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    Nancy Tuana (1995). The Values of Science: Empiricism From a Feminist Perspective. Synthese 104 (3):441 - 461.
    This essay delineates the contributions of feminist critiques of science to contemporary reconstructions of empiricism. I argue that three central tenets arise from feminist attention to the dynamics of gender and oppression in the theories and methods of science: 1) a rejection of the science/politics dichotomy; 2) an acknowledgement of the epistemic import of subjective components of knowledge; and 3) a reconfiguration of the subject of knowledge. These three tenets are illustrated and supported through examples from the history of science.
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    Nancy Tuana (2004). Topics in Feminism. In Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The Metaphysics Research Lab 1--22.
  19. Nancy Tuana (1992). Woman and the History of Philosophy. Paragon House.
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    Nancy Tuana (1988). The Weaker Seed the Sexist Bias of Reproductive Theory. Hypatia 3 (1):35 - 59.
    This history of reproductive theories from Aristotle to the preformationists provides an excellent illustration of the ways in which the gender/science system informs the process of scientific investigation. In this essay I examine the effects of the bias of woman's inferiority upon theories of human reproduction. I argue that the adherence to a belief in the inferiority of the female creative principle biased scientific perception of the nature of woman's role in human generation.
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    Nancy Tuana (1996). Fleshing Gender, Sexing the Body. Southern Journal of Philosophy 35 (Supplement):53-71.
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    Nancy Tuana (1996). Revaluing Science: Starting From the Practices of Women. In Lynn Hankinson Nelson & Jack Nelson (eds.), Feminism, Science, and the Philosophy of Science. 17--35.
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    Nancy Tuana (1997). Fleshing Gender, Sexing the Body: Refiguring the Sex/Gender Distinction. Southern Journal of Philosophy 35 (S1):53-71.
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    Barbara Imber & Nancy Tuana (1988). Feminist Perspectives on Science. Hypatia 3 (1):139 - 144.
    In this issue of Hypatia there is a consensus that science is not value-neutral and that cultural/political concerns enter into the epistemology, methodology and conclusions of scientific theory and practice. In future dialogues the question that needs to be further addressed is the precise role political concerns should play in the formulation of a feminist theory and practice of science.
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    Nancy Tuana (1983). Re-Fusing Nature/Nurture. Women's Studies International Forum 6 (6):621–632.
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  26. Nancy Tuana (1992). The Radical Future of Feminist Empiricism. Hypatia 7 (1):100-114.
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    Nancy Tuana (2011). Climate Change and Human Rights. In Thomas Cushman (ed.), Handbook of Human Rights. Routledge 410.
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    Nancy Tuana (1988). Sexual Harassment: Offers and Coercion. Journal of Social Philosophy 19 (2):30-42.
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    Nancy Tuana (2004). The Forgetting of Gender. Teaching New Histories of Philosophy:61-85.
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    Nancy Tuana (2012). Ethics, Indifference, and Social Concern. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 17:5-6.
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    Nancy Tuana (1978). Quinn on Duhem: An Emendation. Philosophy of Science 45 (3):456-462.
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    Christina Shaheen Moosa & Nancy Tuana (2014). Mapping a Research Agenda Concerning Gender and Climate Change: A Review of the Literature. [REVIEW] Hypatia 29 (3):677-694.
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    Nancy Tuana, Approaches to Feminism. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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    Nancy Tuana (1981). Taking the Indeterminacy of Translation One Step Further. Philosophical Studies 40 (2):283 - 291.
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    Nancy Tuana (1986). A Reply to Laura Purdy. Hypatia 1 (1):175 - 178.
    This essay is a response to the comments and critique of Laura Purdy to my earlier paper "Re-Fusing Nature/Nurture" (1983, 621-632). In it I re-emphasize that the traditional nature/nurture dichotomy is based upon an unacceptable ontology and briefly note the type of metaphysic that would serve as a more appropriate basis.
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    Nancy Tuana (1982). The Hidden Structure of Quine's Attack on Analyticity. Southern Journal of Philosophy 20 (2):257-262.
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    Nancy Tuana (2006). The Case of the Female Orgasm: Bias in the Science of Evolution. [REVIEW] Isis: A Journal of the History of Science 97:342-343.
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    Sandra Lee Bartky, Marilyn Friedman, William Harper, Alison M. Jaggar, Richard H. Miller, Abigail L. Rosenthal, Naomi Scheman, Nancy Tuana, Steven Yates, Christina Sommers, Philip E. Devine, Harry Deutsch, Michael Kelly & Charles L. Reid (1992). Letters to the Editor. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 65 (7):55 - 90.
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    Nancy Tuana (2012). Preface. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (1):5-6.
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    Nancy Tuana (1983). Quine's Hidden Premises. Southern Journal of Philosophy 21 (1):123-135.
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    Nancy Tuana (2007). What Is Feminist Philosophy? In George Yancey (ed.), Philosophy in Multiple Voices. 21--21.
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    Nancy Tuana (1996). A Roundtable on Feminism and Philosophy in the Mid-1990s: Taking Stock. Metaphilosophy 27 (1-2):218-221.
  43. Nancy Tuana (1988). The Weaker Seed. Hypatia 3 (1):35-59.
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    Laurie Shrage & Nancy Tuana (2000). [Access Article in HTML]. Hypatia 15 (1):vii-viii.
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    Laurie Shrage & Nancy Tuana (2002). Preface. Hypatia 17 (1):viii-viii.
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    Laurie Shrage & Nancy Tuana (1999). Preface. Hypatia 14 (1):vii-viii.
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    Nancy Tuana (1997). Editorial. Philosophical Studies 85 (2-3):117-117.
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    Nancy Tuana (1994). Secrets of Life, Secrets of Death. The Personalist Forum 10 (1):47-49.
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    Nancy Tuana (1987). Introduction. Hypatia 2 (3):1-4.
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    Nancy Tuana (1988). Introduction. Hypatia 3 (1):1-4.
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