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Feminism and Philosophy of Science: An Introduction (Understanding Feminist Philosophy)

 
 
 
 
Feminism and Philosophy of Science: An Introduction (Understanding Feminist Philosophy)
Author: Elizabeth Potter
ISBN 13: 9780415266536
ISBN 10: 41526653
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 2006-04-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
List Price: $41.95
 
 

Reflecting upon the recent growth of interest in feminist ideas of philosophy of science, this book traces the development of the subject within the confines of feminist philosophy. It is designed to introduce the newcomer to the main ideas that form the subject area with a view to equipping students with all the major arguments and standpoints required to understand this burgeoning area of study.

Arranged thematically, the book looks at the spectrum of views that have arisen in the debate. It is broadly arranged into sections dealing with concepts such as the notion of value free-science, values, objectivity, point of view and relativism, but also details the many subsidiary ideas that have sprung from these topics.