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Philosophy of Science after Feminism$
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Janet A. Kourany

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199732623

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732623.001.0001

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What Feminist Science Studies Can Offer

What Feminist Science Studies Can Offer

(p.49) 3 What Feminist Science Studies Can Offer
Philosophy of Science after Feminism

Janet A. Kourany

Oxford University Press

This chapter takes up the feminists’ normative questions regarding science introduced in chapter 1 together with the various feminist science studies approaches they have engendered—the methodological approach rationalized by the ideal of value-free science, the social approach rationalized by the social value management ideal of science, and the naturalist approaches rationalized by the empiricist ideal of science. In the end, however, a new approach is found necessary—a political approach rationalized by the ideal of socially responsible science. According to this approach sound social values as well as sound epistemic values must control every aspect of the scientific research process from the choice of research questions to the communication and application of results, this to be enforced by such political means as funding requirements on research.

Keywords:   feminist science studies, methodological approach, value-free science, social approach, ideals of science, naturalist approaches, political approach, socially responsible science, social values, epistemic values

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