Archaeology and Critical Feminism of Science: Interview with Alison Wylie

Scientiae Studia 12 (3):549-590 (2014)
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Alison Wylie
University of British Columbia
Abstract
In this wide-ranging interview with three members of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sao Paolo (Brazil) Wylie explains how she came to work on philosophical issues raised in and by archaeology, describes the contextualist challenges to ‘received view’ models of confirmation and explanation in archaeology that inform her work on the status of evidence and contextual ideals of objectivity, and discusses the role of non-cognitive values in science. She also is pressed to explain what’s feminist about feminist research and in that connection outlines her account of feminist standpoint theory and the relevance of feminist analysis to science.
Keywords philosophy of archaeology  contextualism  science and values  feminist philospohy of science  standpoint theory  evidence  objectivity
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