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Longino, Helen E.

Works: 32 works in 132 publications in 4 languages and 5,453 library holdings
Genres: Exhibition catalogs  History  Exhibition, pictorial works  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Thesis advisor, Other
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Most widely held works by Helen E Longino
Science as social knowledge : values and objectivity in scientific inquiry by Helen E Longino( Book )

15 editions published in 1990 in English and Italian and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Competition, a feminist taboo? by Valerie Miner( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and German and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminism and science( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 scientist 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 articles in this outstanding volume reflect the diversity and strengths of feminist contributions to current thinking about science
The fate of knowledge by Helen E Longino( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking to break the deadlock in the ongoing wars between philosophers of science and sociologists of science, this text argues that social interaction actually assists us in securing firm, rationally-based knowledge, clarifying the philosophical points at issue
Studying human behavior : how scientists investigate aggression and sexuality by Helen E Longino( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Studying Human Behavior", Helen E. Longino enters into the complexities of human behavioral research, a domain still dominated by the age-old debate of "nature versus nurture." Rather than supporting one side or another or attempting to replace that dichotomy with a different framework for understanding behavior, Longino focuses on how scientists study it, specifically sexual behavior and aggression, and asks what can be known about human behavior through empirical investigation. She dissects five approaches to the study of behavior - quantitative behavioral genetics, molecular behavior genetics, developmental psychology, neurophysiology and anatomy, and social/environmental methods - highlighting the underlying assumptions of these disciplines, as well as the different questions and mechanisms each addresses. She also analyzes efforts to integrate different approaches. Longino concludes that there is no single "correct" approach but that each contributes to our overall understanding of human behavior. In addition, Longino reflects on the reception and transmission of this behavioral research in scientific, social, clinical, and political spheres. A highly significant and innovative study that bears on crucial scientific questions, "Studying Human Behavior" will be essential reading not only for scientists and philosophers but also for science journalists and anyone interested in the engrossing challenges of understanding human behavior
Scientific pluralism( Book )

15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific Pluralism demonstrates the viability of the view that some phenomena require multiple accounts. Pluralists observe that scientists present varioussometimes even incompatiblemodels of the world and argue that this is due to the complexity of the world and representational limitations
Art & science : investigating matter by Catherine Wagner( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women, gender, and science : new directions( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can there be a feminist science? by Helen E Longino( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations and methods from mathematics to neuroscience : essays inspired by Patrick Suppes by Colleen Crangle( Book )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Wagner, art & science : investigating matter by Cornelia Homburg( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social aspects of scientific knowledge by Helen E Longino( )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminist standpoint theory and the problems of knowledge by Helen E Longino( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Review van 4 boeken over feministische kennis- en wetenschapstheorie, tegen de achtergrond van het postmodernisme
Women, gender, and science : new directions [themanummer]( )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers van een conferentie gehouden in mei 1995 op de University of Minnesota over gender en wetenschap, over vrouwen in de wetenschappen, en de relatie daar tussen. Bevat analyses van: het leven van Christiane Nusslein-Volhard, winnares van de Nobelprijs in 1995; vrouwen en botanische cultuur in Engeland gedurende de 18e en 19e eeuw; technisch onderwijs in 19e eeuws Philadelphia; mannelijke ere-codes in met name de medische wetenschappen in Europa; feministische wetenschapskritiek op archeologie; gebruik van trefwoorden en verwijzingen in de Amerikaanse Index Catalogue of the Library of the Surgeon General's Office; bijdrage van vrouwen aan de medische literatuur in de vroeg moderne periode; de vriendschap tussen de Duitse geneticus Elisabeth Schiemann en de natuurkundige Lise Meitner; 'American Science Manpower', een onderzoek samengesteld door de National Science Foundation in 1961; standpunten van vrouwen over de natuur (lichamelijk/biologisch); participatiegraad van vrouwen in de (bêta)wetenschappen
Polemica ştiinţifică şi imaginea publică a ştiinţei by Helen E Longino( )

in Romanian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Essential tensions - phase two : feminist, philosophical, and social studies of science by Helen E Longino( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Scientific pluralism( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Underdetermination and indirect measurement by Teru Miyake( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

We have been astonishingly successful in gathering knowledge about certain objects or systems to which we seemingly have extremely limited access. Perhaps the most difficult problem in the investigation of such systems is that they are extremely underdetermined. What are the methods through which these cases of underdetermination are resolved? I argue in chapter 1 that these methods are best understood by thinking of what scientists are doing as gaining access to the previously inaccessible parts of these systems through a series of indirect measurements. I then discuss two central problems with such indirect measurements, theory mediation and the combining of effects, and ways in which these difficulties can be dealt with. In chapter 2, I examine the indirect measurement of planetary distances in the solar system in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Copernicus and Kepler. In this case, there was an underdetermination between three different theories about the motions of the planets, which can be partly resolved by the measurement of distances between the planets. The measurement of these distances was enabled by making certain assumptions about the motions of the planets. I argue that part of the justification for making these assumptions comes from decompositional success in playing off measurements of the earth's orbit and the Mars orbit against each other. In chapter 3, I examine the indirect measurement of mechanical properties such as mass and forces in the solar system by Newton. In this case, there were two underdeterminations, the first an underdetermination between two theories about the true motion of the sun and the earth, and the second an underdetermination between various theories for calculating planetary orbits. Newton resolves these two problems of underdetermination through a research program where the various sources of force are identified and accounted for. This program crucially requires the third law of motion to apply between celestial objects, an issue about which Newton was criticized by his contemporaries. I examine the justification for the application of the third law of motion through its successful use for decomposition of forces in the solar system in a long-term research program. I further discuss comments by Kant on the role of the third law of motion for Newton, in which Kant recognizes its indispensability for a long-term program for determining the center of mass of the solar system and thus defining a reference point relative to which forces can be identified. Chapter 4 covers the indirect measurement of density in the earth's interior using observations of seismic waves. One of the difficult problems in this case is that we can think of the interior density of the earth as a continuous function of radius--in order to determine this radius function, you are in effect making a measurement of an infinite number of points. The natural question to ask here is how much resolution the observations give you. I focus on the work of geophysicists who were concerned with this problem, out of which a standard model for the earth's density was developed
Complexity, plurality, and context philosophy of science after Kuhn by Helen E Longino( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Helen Longino discusses the unintended consequences of Kuhn's work: the challenges to philosophy of science from practitioners of social and cultural studies of science and the displacing of physics as the central object of philosophical analysis
Feminist epistemology as a local epistemology by Helen E Longino( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Science as social knowledge : values and objectivity in scientific inquiry
Alternative Names
Helen Longino American philosopher

Helen Longino Amerikaans filosofe

Helen Longino filósofa estadounidense

Longino, Helen

Longino, Helen 1944-

Competition, a feminist taboo?Feminism and scienceThe fate of knowledgeScientific pluralismArt & science : investigating matterCatherine Wagner, art & science : investigating matterScientific pluralism