ISBN-10:
0415939925
ISBN-13:
9780415939928
Pub. Date:
02/04/2003
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
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, Robert Figueroa

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ISBN-13: 9780415939928
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/04/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

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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