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Philosophy of science after feminism

Author: Janet A Kourany
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Series: Studies in feminist philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this monograph Janet A. Kourany argues for a philosophy of science more socially engaged and socially responsible than the philosophy of science we have now. The central questions feminist scientists, philosophers, and historians have been raising about science during the last three decades form Kourany's point of departure and her response to these questions builds on their insights. This way of approaching  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Janet A Kourany
ISBN: 9780199732616 0199732612 9780199732623 0199732620
OCLC Number: 421948125
Description: ix, 149 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: A feminist primer for philosophers of science --
The legacy of twentieth century philosophy of science --
What feminist science studies can offer --
Challenges from every direction --
The prospects for philosophy of science in the twenty-first century.
Series Title: Studies in feminist philosophy.
Responsibility: Janet A. Kourany.

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