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Harding, Sandra G.

Works: 69 works in 371 publications in 7 languages and 17,071 library holdings
Genres: History  Filmed interviews  Educational films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other
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Most widely held works about Sandra G Harding
Most widely held works by Sandra G Harding
The "Racial" economy of science : toward a democratic future by Sandra G Harding( )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 2,761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is science multicultural? : postcolonialisms, feminisms, and epistemologies by Sandra G Harding( )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 2,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandra Harding explores what practitioners of European/American, feminist, and postcolonial science and technology studies can learn from each other. She discusses the array of postcolonial science studies that have flourished over the last three decades and probes their implications for "northern" science
Feminism and methodology : social science issues by Sandra G Harding( )

24 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 2,369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Appearing in the feminist social science literature from its beginnings are a series of questions about methodology. In this collection, Sandra Harding interrogates some of the classic essays from the last fifteen years in order to explore the basic and troubling questions about science and social experience, gender, and politics."--Book cover
Whose science? Whose knowledge? : thinking from women's lives by Sandra G Harding( Book )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a book that is guaranteed to upset familiar assumptions about or ways of knowing, Sandra Harding again steps into the center of a thorn debate -- a debate about the nature of the scientific enterprise and of human knowledge itself. Vigorously and persuasively, she develops further the themes first addressed in The Science Question in Feminism. It that widely influential book, she asked what it is that is distinctive about feminist research. Here she conducts a compelling analysis of feminist theories on the philosophical problem of how we know what we know."--Back cover
The science question in feminism by Sandra G Harding( Book )

46 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can science, steeped in Western, masculine, bourgeois endeavors, nevertheless be used for emancipatory ends? In this major contribution to the debate over the role gender plays in the scientific enterprise, Sandra Harding pursues that question, challenging the intellectual and social foundations of scientific thought. Harding provides the first comprehensive and critical survey of the feminist science critiques, and examines inquiries into the androcentricism that has endured since the birth of modern science. Harding critiques three epistemological approaches: feminist empiricism, which identifies only bad science as the problem; the feminist standpoint, which holds that women's social experience provides a unique starting point for discovering masculine bias in science; and feminist postmodernism, which disputes the most basic scientific assumptions. She points out the tensions among these stances and the inadequate concepts that inform their analyses, yet maintains that the critical discourse they foster is vital to the quest for a science informed by emancipatory morals and politics."--Publisher description
Discovering reality : feminist perspectives on epistemology, metaphysics, methodology, and philosophy of science by Sandra G Harding( Book )

39 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays, first published two decades ago, presents central feminist critiques and analyses of natural and social sciences and their philosophies. Unfortunately, in spite of the brilliant body of research and scholarship in these fields in subsequent decades, the insights of these essays remain as timely now as they were then: philosophy and the sciences still presume kinds of social innocence to which they are not entitled. The essays focus on Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hobbes, Rousseau, and Marx; on the 'adversary method' model of philosophic reasoning; on principles of individuation on philosophical ontology and philosophy of language; on individualistic assumptions in psychology; functionalism in sociological and biological theory; evolutionary theory; the methodology of political science; and conceptions of objective inquiry in the sciences. In taking insights of both Liberal and Marxian women's movements into the purportedly most abstract and value-free areas of Western thought, these essays chart sexist and androcentric assumptions, claims and practices in the cognitive, technical cores of Western sciences and their philosophies. They begin to identify the distinctive aspects of women's experiences and locations in male-supremacist social structures which can provide resources needed for the creation of post-androcentric thinking in research, scholarship, and public policy. Such uses of feminist insights remain controversial today, and even among some feminists. These authors were all junior researchers and scholars two decades ago; today many are among the most distinguished senior scholars in their fields. Their work here provides a splendid opportunity for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in philosophy and the social sciences to explore some of the most intriguing and controversial challenges to disciplinary projects and to public policy today
Sex and scientific inquiry( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can theories be refuted? : essays on the Duhem-Quine thesis by Sandra G Harding( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and Dutch and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to a view assumed by many scientists and philosophers of science and standardly found in science textbooks, it is controlled ex­ perience which provides the basis for distinguishing between acceptable and unacceptable theories in science: acceptable theories are those which can pass empirical tests. It has often been thought that a certain sort of test is particularly significant: 'crucial experiments' provide supporting empiri­ cal evidence for one theory while providing conclusive evidence against another. However, in 1906 Pierre Duhem argued that the falsification of a theory is necessarily ambiguous and therefore that there are no crucial experiments; one can never be sure that it is a given theory rather than auxiliary or background hypotheses which experiment has falsified. w. V. Quine has concurred in this judgment, arguing that "our statements about the external world face the tribunal of sense experience not indi­ vidually but only as a corporate body". Some philosophers have thought that the Duhem-Quine thesis gra­ tuitously raises perplexities. Others see it as doubly significant; these philosophers think that it provides a base for criticism of the foundational view of knowledge which has dominated much of western thought since Descartes, and they think that it opens the door to a new and fruitful way to conceive of scientific progress in particular and of the nature and growth of knowledge in general
Sciences from below : feminisms, postcolonialities, and modernities by Sandra G Harding( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Sciences from Below, the esteemed feminist science studies scholar Sandra Harding synthesizes modernity studies with progressive tendencies in science and technology studies to suggest how scientific and technological pursuits might be more productively linked to social justice projects around the world. Harding illuminates the idea of multiple modernities as well as the major contributions of post-Kuhnian Western, feminist, and postcolonial science studies. She explains how these schools of thought can help those seeking to implement progressive social projects refine their thinking to overcome limiting ideas about what modernity and modernization are, the objectivity of scientific knowledge, patriarchy, and Eurocentricity. She also reveals how ideas about gender and colonialism frame the conventional contrast between modernity and tradition. As she has done before, Harding points the way forward in Sciences from Below. Describing the work of the post-Kuhnian science studies scholars Bruno Latour, Ulrich Beck, and the team of Michael Gibbons, Helga Nowtony, and Peter Scott, Harding reveals how, from different perspectives, they provide useful resources for rethinking the modernity versus tradition binary and its effects on the production of scientific knowledge. Yet, for the most part, they do not take feminist or postcolonial critiques into account. As Harding demonstrates, feminist science studies and postcolonial science studies have vital contributions to make; they bring to light not only the male supremacist investments in the Western conception of modernity and the historical and epistemological bases of Western science but also the empirical knowledge traditions of the global South. Sciences from Below is a clear and compelling argument that modernity studies and post-Kuhnian, feminist, and postcolonial sciences studies each have something important, and necessary, to offer to those formulating socially progressive scientific research and policy."--Publisher description
Decentering the center : philosophy for a multicultural, postcolonial, and feminist world( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The essays in this volume bring to their focuses on philosophical issues the new angles of vision created by the multicultural, global, and postcolonial feminisms that have been developing around us. These multicultural, global, and postcolonial feminist concerns transform mainstream notions of experience, human rights, the origins of philosophic issues, philosophic uses of metaphors of the family, white antiracism, human progress, scientific progress, modernity, the unity of scientific method, the desirability of universal knowledge claims, and other ideas central to philosophy."--Publisher description
The feminist standpoint theory reader : intellectual and political controversies( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the mid-1970s and early 1980s, several feminist theorists began developing alternatives to the traditional methods of scientific research. The result was a new theory, now recognized as Standpoint Theory, which caused heated debate and radically altered the way research is conducted. The Feminist Standpoint Theory Reader is the first anthology to collect the most important essays on the subject as well as more recent works that bring the topic up-to-date. Leading feminist scholar and one of the founders of Standpoint Theory, Sandra Harding brings together the a prestigious list of scholars--Dorothy Smith, Donna Haraway, Patricia Hill Collins, Nancy Hartsock and Hilary Rose--to not only showcase the most influential essays on the topic but to also highlight subsequent developments of these approaches from a wide variety of disciplines and intellectual and political positions. The Reader will be essential reading for feminist scholars
Science and social inequality : feminist and postcolonial issues by Sandra G Harding( Book )

9 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking the ways modern science encodes destructive political philosophies
Science and other cultures : issues in philosophies of science and technology by Sandra G Harding( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part I. Sciences in cultures, cultures in sciences -- part II. Classifying people : science and technology at our service -- part III. Tradition and modernity : issues in philosophies of technological change
Objectivity and diversity : another logic of scientific research by Sandra G Harding( )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New citizens, new societies: new sciences, new philosophies? -- Objectivity for sciences from below -- Women, gender, development: maximally objective research? -- Do Micronesian navigators practice science? -- Pluralism, multiplicity, and the disunity of sciences -- Must sciences be secular? -- After Mr. Nowhere: new proper scientific selves
The postcolonial science and technology studies reader( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For twenty years, the renowned philosopher of science Sandra Harding has argued that science and technology studies, postcolonial studies, and feminist critique must inform one another. In The Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies Reader, Harding puts those fields in critical conversation, assembling the anthology that she has long wanted for classroom use. In classic and recent essays, international scholars from a range of disciplines think through a broad array of science and technology philosophies and practices. The contributors reevaluate conventional accounts of the West's scientific and technological projects in the past and present, rethink the strengths and limitations of non-Western societies' knowledge traditions, and assess the legacies of colonialism and imperialism. The collection concludes with forward-looking essays, which explore strategies for cultivating new visions of a multicultural, democratic world of sciences and for turning those visions into realities. Feminist science and technology concerns run throughout the reader and are the focus of several essays. Harding provides helpful background for each essay in her introductions to the reader's four sections. --Publisher description
Sandra Harding : December 27 and 29, 2002, Philadelphia, PA( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series provides educators and scholars with in-depth, digitally filmed interviews with many of the scholars, here Sandra Harding, who generated and initially sustained feminist philosophy in North America
Ciencia y feminismo by Sandra G Harding( Book )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovering reality : feminist perspectives on epistemology, metaphysics, methodology, and philosophy of science( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Border crossings : multicultural and postcolonial feminist challenges to philosophy( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Multiple subject" : feminist perspectives on postmodernism, epistemology and science by Sandra G Harding( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in German and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Is science multicultural? : postcolonialisms, feminisms, and epistemologies
Is science multicultural? : postcolonialisms, feminisms, and epistemologiesFeminism and methodology : social science issuesWhose science? Whose knowledge? : thinking from women's livesThe science question in feminismDiscovering reality : feminist perspectives on epistemology, metaphysics, methodology, and philosophy of scienceCan theories be refuted? : essays on the Duhem-Quine thesisSciences from below : feminisms, postcolonialities, and modernitiesDecentering the center : philosophy for a multicultural, postcolonial, and feminist world
Alternative Names
Hading, Sangdela 1935-

Harding, S. G.

Harding, S. G. 1935-

Harding, S. G. (Sandra G.)

Harding, Sandra.

Harding, Sandra 1935-

Harding, Sandra G.

Harding, Sandra G., 1935-

Sandra G. Harding

Sandra Harding Amerikaans filosofe

Sandra Harding amerikanische Philosophin und Feministin

Sandra Harding Filosofa feminista estadunidense

Sandra Harding filozofă feministă americană

סנדרה הארדינג

سندرا هاردینگ استاد دانشگاه و فیلسوف آمریکایی

샌드라 하딩

샌드라 하딩 1935-

하딩, 샌드라 1935-

하딩, 샌드라 G. 1935-


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