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.
This chapter begins with a review of some of the most pressing problems women confront in society today and goes on to explore the role of science in perpetuating and adding to these problems. In an effort to fashion a more helpful role for science there follows a selection of normative “q... see more
This chapter explores the twentieth-century roots of contemporary philosophy of science and its penchant for dealing with science as if science existed in a social/political/economic vacuum. It uncovers no defensible reasons, epistemic or otherwise, to indulge this penchant and many reason... see more
This chapter takes up the fundamental questions that remain regarding the political approach’s ideal of socially responsible science. In particular, how can the ideal of socially responsible science be spelled out so that it is at once 1) comprehensive enough to apply to all scientific fie... see more