Feminism and Philosophy of Science: An Introduction

1st Edition

Elizabeth Potter

Routledge
Published March 28, 2006
Textbook - 200 Pages
ISBN 9780415266536 - CAT# RU23510
Series: Understanding Feminist Philosophy

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Summary

Reflecting 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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