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dc.contributor.authorVaughn, Christine ( )en_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-06-07T13:33:24Z
dc.date.available2012-02-24T10:10:53Z
dc.date.issued2007-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationVaughn, C. (2007). Feminist critiques of science (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University-San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/3264
dc.descriptionPresented to the Honors Committee of Texas State University-San Marcos in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Graduation in the University Honors Program, May 2007.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe work of feminist scientists has exposed cases in which sexism pervaded (primarily biological) scientific pursuits. These cases raise important questions. Some scholars believe that these sexist biases are simply a result of "bad science," or situations in which the scientific norm of objectivity was violated, while others maintain that the scientific process is inherently sexist. In this paper, I will argue that Kathleen Okruhlik's modified contextualist approach to eliminating sexist bias from scientific research is superior to Sandra Harding's standpoint feminism. I will also illustrate why Helen Longino's feminist contextualism benefits from Okruhlik's modifications. I will begin by introducing the positions of feminist empiricism, feminist contextualism, and standpoint epistemology and move on to introducing Harding's arguments. Critiques of these arguments will be presented, followed by an explanation of Okruhlik's case for modified contextualism and the Bayesian critique of modified contextualism. Finally, I will present a rejoinder to Okruhlik's opponents.en_US
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dc.format.extent22 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectFeministen_US
dc.subjectCritiquesen_US
dc.subjectScienceen_US
dc.subjectOkruhliken_US
dc.subjectLonginoen_US
dc.subjectStandpointen_US
dc.titleFeminist Critiques of Scienceen_US
txstate.documenttypeThesis
thesis.degree.departmentHonor College
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophy
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University-San Marcos
txstate.departmentHonors College


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