Science and Other Cultures: Diversity in the Philosophy of Science and Technology / Edition 1

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Overview

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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415939911
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/14/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Figueroa teaches in the Philosophy and Religion Department at Colgate University. He has published essays on environmental justice and Latino identity. Sandra Harding is a Professor of Education and Women's Studies at UCLA. She is the author and editor of over ten books including Whose Science? Whose Knowledge? (1991) and Is Science Multicultural? (1998) and has served as a consultant to several United Nations organizations.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
AIDS, Crisis, and Activist Science 15
Why Standpoint Matters 26
A World of Sciences 49
To Walk in Balance: An Encounter between Contemporary Western Science and Conquest-era Nahua Philosophy 70
Seeds and their Sociocultural Nexus 91
Fallout: Issues in the Study, Treatment, and Reparations of Exposed Marshall Islanders 106
Essentially Empirical: The Roles of Biological and Legal Classification in Effectively Prohibiting Genetic Discrimination 129
Rethinking Normalcy, Normalization, and Cognitive Disability 154
Conformity through Cosmetic Surgery: The Medical Erasure of Race and Disability 172
The Wisconsin Card Sort: An Empirical and Philosophical Analysis of Presuppositions Regarding Flexibility of Cognition 189
Geography and Ideas of Race 201
Queer Nature, Circular Science 221
Technology in a Global World 237
Creativity of Technology and the Modernization Process of Japan 252
Contributors 267
Index 271
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