Science and Other Cultures: Issues in the Philosophies of Science and Technology / Edition 1

Science and Other Cultures: Issues in the Philosophies of Science and Technology / Edition 1

by Sandra Harding
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415939925

ISBN-13: 9780415939928

Pub. Date: 02/04/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415939928
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/04/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Introduction1
Part ISciences in Cultures, Cultures in Sciences
AIDS, Crisis, and Activist Science15
Why Standpoint Matters26
A World of Sciences49
To Walk in Balance: An Encounter between Contemporary Western Science and Conquest-era Nahua Philosophy70
Seeds and their Sociocultural Nexus91
Fallout: Issues in the Study, Treatment, and Reparations of Exposed Marshall Islanders106
Part IIClassifying People: Science and Technology at Our Service
Essentially Empirical: The Roles of Biological and Legal Classification in Effectively Prohibiting Genetic Discrimination129
Rethinking Normalcy, Normalization, and Cognitive Disability154
Conformity through Cosmetic Surgery: The Medical Erasure of Race and Disability172
The Wisconsin Card Sort: An Empirical and Philosophical Analysis of Presuppositions Regarding Flexibility of Cognition189
Geography and Ideas of Race201
Queer Nature, Circular Science221
Part IIITradition and Modernity: Issues in Philosophies of Technological Change
Technology in a Global World237
Creativity of Technology and the Modernization Process of Japan252
Contributors267
Index271

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