Multiculturalism as a Cognitive Virtue of Scientific Practice

Hypatia 13 (3):43 - 61 (1998)
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I argue that science will be better, by its own criteria, if it pursues multiculturalism, by which I mean an ethnic- and gender-diverse set of scientists. I argue that minority and women scientists will be more likely to recognize false, prejudiced assumptions about race and gender that infect theories. And the kinds of changes that society will undergo in pursuing multiculturalism will help reveal these faulty assumptions to scientists of all races and genders

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Ann Cudd
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