Lifting the Veil: The Feminine Face of Science

Lifting the Veil: The Feminine Face of Science

by Linda Jean Shepherd
     
 

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What do we miss seeing of reality when we don't include the feminine perspective? The feminine principle with all its unique qualities is restoring the lost soul to disciplines once limited by principles of logic, analysis, and reductionism. The experiences of contemporary scientists show how the unveiling of the feminine is enlivening modern science, infusing it with

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What do we miss seeing of reality when we don't include the feminine perspective? The feminine principle with all its unique qualities is restoring the lost soul to disciplines once limited by principles of logic, analysis, and reductionism. The experiences of contemporary scientists show how the unveiling of the feminine is enlivening modern science, infusing it with a new spirit of cooperation and compassion, and changing long-held ideas about progress and about what makes "good science."

"Her book has led me to think anew about science and about women in science."—Anna J. Harrison, past president of AAAS

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Lifting the Veil quietly chastises science and scientists for relying too heavily on objectivity, logic, and competition, all typically associated with a masculine philosophy of science. Simultaneously, it beckons to science to cultivate traits such as cooperation, nurturing, receptivity, and intuition, usually considered more characteristic of the feminine. Drawing on basic tenets of Jungian psychology, biochemist Shepherd describes how science is successfully unveiling the feminine in newer areas like quantum physics and chaos science. She uses numerous examples from the experiences of men and women to illustrate this unveiling, concluding that science can only improve, and so help humanity to prosper, by uncovering its feminine side. Though Shepherd might reject labeling her book a feminist critique of science, it certainly reads like one. For academic science collections.-- Faye A. Chadwell, Univ. of South Carolina Lib., Columbia

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570626821
Publisher:
Shambhala Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/1993
Pages:
329
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.88(d)

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