© 1996

Feminism, Science, and the Philosophy of Science

  • Lynn Hankinson Nelson
  • Jack Nelson

Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 256)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Historical Overview: Logical Empiricism and Feminist Empiricism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Feminist and Mainstream Philosophy of Science: Continuities and Tensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Jack Nelson
      Pages 59-78
    3. Susan Haack
      Pages 79-93
    4. Lynn Hankinson Nelson
      Pages 95-119
    5. Elizabeth Potter
      Pages 121-138
    6. Ilkka Niiniluoto
      Pages 139-157
  4. Feminist Philosophy of Science and the Sociology of Knowledge, Social Constructivism, and the Debate over Science Studies

  5. Views from Multicultural and Global Feminisms, and from Feminist Phenomenology

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 309-316

About this book


Feminism, Science, and the Philosophy of Science brings together original essays by both feminist and mainstream philosophers of science that examine issues at the intersections of feminism, science, and the philosophy of science. Contributors explore parallels and tensions between feminist approaches to science and other approaches in the philosophy of science and more general science studies. In so doing, they explore notions at the heart of the philosophy of science, including the nature of objectivity, truth, evidence, cognitive agency, scientific method, and the relationship between science and values.


Philosophy of Science constructivism epistemology knowledge objectivity science underdetermination

Editors and affiliations

  • Lynn Hankinson Nelson
    • 1
    • 2
  • Jack Nelson
    • 3
  1. 1.Rowan CollegeGlassboroUSA
  2. 2.University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore CollegeUSA
  3. 3.Temple UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Feminism, Science, and the Philosophy of Science
  • Editors J. Nelson
  • Series Title Synthese Library
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4162-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-7923-4611-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-1742-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 316
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Science
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