Beyond Epistemology: A Pragmatist Approach to Feminist Science Studies pdf epub fb2

Beyond Epistemology: A Pragmatist Approach to Feminist Science Studies by Sharyn Clough pdf epub fb2

Beyond Epistemology: A Pragmatist Approach to Feminist Science Studies Author: Sharyn Clough
Title: Beyond Epistemology: A Pragmatist Approach to Feminist Science Studies
ISBN: 074251465X
ISBN13: 978-0742514652
Other Formats: doc rtf txt doc
Pages: 176 pages
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 25, 2003)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1718 kb
Size EPUB version: 1804 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




Social critics, and especially feminist researchers, have long argued that science makes life difficult for society's weakest members. Many of the feminist critiques, particularly, have been based in epistemology. Sharyn Clough supports the intervention into science, but rejects the feminists' prevalent focus on epistemology in favor of a more empirical approach. Beyond Epistemology argues that the best way to discard sexist and racist science is to encourage more accurate data and methods. Using a case study from evolutionary biology, Clough shows how inadequate empirical philosophy is in creating real change in the sciences. Instead, she supports a more pragmatic approach based on the work of Richard Rorty and Donald Davidson. This work encourages Clough's fellow feminists to refocus their critiques and discard their philosophical debates about epistemology.