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Over the past fifteen years, a new dimension to the analysis of science has emerged. Feminist theory, combined with the insights of recent developments in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science, has raised a number of new and important questions about the content, practice, and traditional goals of science. Feminists have pointed to a bias in the choice and definition of problems with which scientists have concerned themselves, and in the actual design and interpretation of experiments, and have argued that modern science evolved out of a conceptual structuring of the world that incorporated particular and historically specific ideologies of gender. The seventeen outstanding articles in this volume reflect the diversity and strengths of feminist contributions to current thinking about science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198751465
ISBN-10: 019875146X
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 18mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Evelyn Fox Keller

RIAbout the Editors: Evelyn Fox Keller is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is the author of Refiguring Life. Helen E. Longino teaches women's studies and philosophy at the University of Minnesota. She is the author of Science as Social Knowledge.

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