Title page for ETD etd-12132004-152536

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Ward, Laura Aline
Author's Email Address laury@vt.edu
URN etd-12132004-152536
Title Objectivity in Feminist Philosophy of Science
Degree Master of Arts
Department Philosophy
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Hardcastle, Valerie Gray Committee Chair
Burian, Richard M. Committee Member
Perini, Laura Committee Member
  • Lynn Hankinson Nelson
  • Susan Haack
  • Sandra Harding
  • breast cancer
  • hormone replacement therapy
  • Helen Longino
  • gender
  • philosophy of science
  • Donna Haraway
  • feminist
  • objectivity
Date of Defense 2004-06-22
Availability unrestricted
Feminist philosophy of science has long been considered a fringe element of philosophy of science as a whole. A careful consideration of the treatment of the key concept of objectivity by such philosophical heavyweights as Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper, followed by an analysis of the concept of objectivity with the work of such feminist philosophers of science as Donna Haraway, Lynn Hankinson Nelson, and Sandra Harding, reveals that feminist philosophers of science are not members of some fringe movement of philosophy of science, but rather are doing philosophical work which is both crucial and connected to the work of other, "mainstream" philosophers of science.
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