Reflections on Gender and Science

  • Title: Reflections on Gender and Science
  • Author: Evelyn Fox Keller
  • ISBN: 9780300065954
  • Page: 403
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reflections on Gender and Science Why are objectivity and reason characterized as male and subjectively and feeling as female How does this characterization affect the goals and methods of scientific enquiry This groundbreaking work e
    Why are objectivity and reason characterized as male and subjectively and feeling as female How does this characterization affect the goals and methods of scientific enquiry This groundbreaking work explores the possibilities of a gender free science and the conditions that could make such a possibility a reality Keller s book opens up a whole new range of ideas for anyWhy are objectivity and reason characterized as male and subjectively and feeling as female How does this characterization affect the goals and methods of scientific enquiry This groundbreaking work explores the possibilities of a gender free science and the conditions that could make such a possibility a reality Keller s book opens up a whole new range of ideas for anyone who cares to think about the history of science, that is, the history of the modern world Let us be glad to be in times when such a sparkling, innovative book can be produced, a book to start all of us thinking in new directions Ian Hacking, New Republic A brilliant and sensitive undertaking that does credit not only to feminist scholarship but, in the end, to science as well Barbara Ehrenreich, Mother Jones This book represents the expression of a particular feminist perspective made all the compelling by Keller s evident commitment to and understanding of science As a lively and important contribution to the scholarship of science, it will undoubtedly stimulate argument and controversy Helen Longino, Texas Humanist Provocative arguments, presented with authority Kirkus Reviews Consistently thoughtful, provocative, and interconnected A well made book that will be useful in upper level undergraduate and graduate women s studies, philosophy, and history of science E.C Patterson, Choice Written with grace and clarity, this book will stand as an important contribution to feminist theory, to the sociology of knowledge and to the continuing critique of the established scientific method Lillian B Rubin A powerful book Jessie Bernard

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    About Evelyn Fox Keller


    1. Evelyn Fox Keller born 1936 is an American physicist, author, and feminist and is currently a Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Keller has also taught at New York University and in the department of rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.Keller received her B.A in physics from Brandeis University in 1957 and continued her studies in theoretical physics at Harvard University graduating with a Ph.D in 1963 She became interested in molecular biology during a visit to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory while completing her Ph.D dissertation Her subsequent research has focused on the history and philosophy of modern biology and on gender and science.She is also on the advisory board of FFIPP USA Faculty for Israeli Palestinian Peace USA , a network of Palestinian, Israeli, and International faculty, and students, working in for an end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and just peace.


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    1. A. Synopsis: How much of the nature of science is bound up with the idea of masculinity, and what would it mean for science if it were otherwise? This book is a collection of essays which explores the relationship between gender (using feminist theory) and science (using the social studies of science), both of which are socially constructed. The social studies of science draws on Kuhn and others who have argued that more than internal logic goes into choosing what is the best theory. Feminist th [...]

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    2. *first read June 10th, 2013*Incredibly informative, important work exposing the ways patriarchal norms influence scientific inquiry. The impact can be found in what is explored, the way it is studied, the interpretation of findings, as well as in the language used to discuss science, nature, and the mind.

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    3. Apart from the insanely complicated essay on quantum mechanics, this is a stellar read even for humanities-inclined people. Contains a pretty fantastic cut-down of the idea of the autonomous white male scientist as an ideal.

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    4. an important early book in the canon of femisist critiques of science

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