Ontological Heterogeneity

  • Tina Sikka
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Sociology book series (BRIEFSSOCY)


In this Chapter, the feminist virtue of ontological heterogeneity is addressed as it relates to SO2 climate engineering. In particular, the scientific practices that underlie sulfate geoengineering studies with respect to whether it fulfills the principles of feminist epistemology laid out by Helen Longino and FCE is examined. Overall, it is argued that this approach to climate change mitigation does not.


Heterogeneity Modeling Feminist empiricism Helen Longino Geoengineering Sulphate Volcanoes Rural Urban 


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  • Tina Sikka
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  1. 1.Media and Cultural StudiesNewcastle UniversityNewcastle upon TyneUK

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