Feminism and Philosophy of Science
By (author) Elizabeth Potter
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Feminism and Philosophy of Science by Elizabeth Potter
Book DescriptionReflecting upon the recent growth of interest in feminist ideas of philosophy of science, this book traces the development of the subject within the confines of feminist philosophy. It is designed to introduce the newcomer to the main ideas that form the subject area with a view to equipping students with all the major arguments and standpoints required to understand this burgeoning area of study. Arranged thematically, the book looks at the spectrum of views that have arisen in the debate. It is broadly arranged into sections dealing with concepts such as the notion of value free-science, values, objectivity, point of view and relativism, but also details the many subsidiary ideas that have sprung from these topics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415266536
(234mm x 156mm x 12mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Elizabeth Potter
Feminist Epistemologies, Hardback (November 2015)
First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Feminist Philosophy of Science, Hardback (March 2006)
Reflecting upon the growth of interest in feminist ideas of philosophy of science, this book traces the development of the subject within the confines of feminist philosophy. It introduces the newcomer to the main ideas that form the subject area with a view to equipping students with major arguments required to understand this area of study.
Gender and Boyle's Law of Gases, Paperback (April 2001)» View all books by Elizabeth Potter
Re-examines the assumptions and experimental evidence behind Boyle's Law. The author argues that even good science is sometimes influenced by gender and class politics, and she shows that this work leading to the Gas Law, while certainly based on the experimental evidence, was also based on class and gendered considerations.
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