The values of science

Empiricism from a feminist perspective

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Abstract

This essay delineates the contributions of feminist critiques of science to contemporary reconstructions of empiricism. I argue that three central tenets arise from feminist attention to the dynamics of gender and oppression in the theories and methods of science: 1) a rejection of the science/politics dichotomy; 2) an acknowledgement of the epistemic import of subjective components of knowledge; and 3) a reconfiguration of the subject of knowledge. These three tenets are illustrated and supported through examples from the history of science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)441-461
Number of pages21
JournalSynthese
Volume104
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1995

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