Models and reality: When science tackles sex

Hypatia 16 (3):138-148 (2001)

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Sharon Crasnow
Riverside Community College
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: Through a discussion of the way science has been used to address intersexuality, I explore an idea about how to understand science as objective and yet influenced by social, historical, and cultural factors. I propose that the Semantic View of theories provides a means of understanding how science describes reality, and I look at the way science has been used to distinguish the sexes to provide an illustration
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