Philosophies of Science
By (author) Jane Duran
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Philosophies of Science by Jane Duran
Book DescriptionThis book presents the current feminist critique of science and the philosophy of science in such a way that students of philosophy of science, philosophers, feminist theorists, and scientists will find the material accessible and intellectually rigorous.Contemporary feminist debate, as well as the debate brought on by the radical critics of science, assumes--incorrectly--that certain movements in philosophy of science and science-driven theory are understood in their dynamics as well as in their details. All too often, labels such as "Kuhnian" or "positivistic" are taken for granted, and much of the contemporary postmodern or post-structuralist feminist theory that sets out to criticize science does little to alleviate the reader's lack of knowledge with regard to such movements.Unlike other texts, Philosophies of Science: Feminist Theories provides a student-oriented framework so that, for example, positivism is given a thorough grounding before the feminist critique of such epistemological theory is given. Other movements discussed include the Kuhnian turn, sociology of science, and the radical critique of science. Feminist theory and critique are interwoven throughout, with one chapter devoted to feminist thought, which includes the work of such thinkers as Longino, Hararway, Hubbard, Nelson, Harding, and Keller.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813333250
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 14-Nov-1997
Country of Publication: United States
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Eight Women Philosophers, Paperback (October 2005)
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Worlds of Knowing, Paperback (June 2001)» View all books by Jane Duran
This text is a long needed, cross-cultural primer on worldviews and epistemologies of various cultures. It will prove an enormously useful resource for scholars in women's studies, philosophy, anthropology, and religious studies.
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Author Biography - Jane Duran
Jane Duran is professor of philosophy at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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