Discovering Reality: Feminist Perspectives on Epistemology, Metaphysics, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science / Edition 2

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This collection of essays, first published two decades ago, presents central feminist critiques and analyses of natural and social sciences and their philosophies. This work 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402013188
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 7/31/2003
  • Series: Synthese Library Series, #161
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2003
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Second Edition; S. Harding. Contributor's Notes: 2003; S. Harding. Introduction. S. Harding, M.B. Hintikka. Woman is Not a Rational Animal: On Aristotle's Biology of Reproduction; L. Lange. Aristotle and the Politicization of the Soul; E.V. Spelman. The Unit of Political Analysis: Our Aristotlian Hangover; J.H. Stiehm. Have Only Men Evolved? R. Hubbard. Evolution and Patriarchal Myths of Scarcity and Competition; M. Gross, M.B. Averill. Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Forerunner of a Feminist Social Science; A. Palmeri. The Trivialization of the Notion of Equality; L. Marcil-Lacoste. How Can Language be Sexist? M.B. Hintikka, J. Hintikka. A Paradigm of Philosophy: The Adversary Method; J. Moulton. The Man of Professional Wisdom; K. Pyne Addelson. Gender and Science; E. Fox Keller. The Mind's Eye; E. Fox Keller, C.R. Grontkowski. Individualism and the Objects of Psychology; N. Scheman. Political Philosophy and the Patriarchal Unconscious: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Epistemology and Metaphysics; J. Flax. The Feminist Standpoint: Developing the Ground for a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism; N.C.M. Hartsock. Why Has the Sex/Gender System become Visible only Now? S. Harding. Index of Names.
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