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Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science

Meta-Philosophical Reflection on Feminist Philosophies of Science

Editors: Amoretti, Maria Cristina, Vassallo, Nicla (Eds.)

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This volume offers a meta-philosophical reflection on feminist philosophies of science. It emphasizes and discusses both the connections and differences between "traditional" philosophies of science and feminist philosophies of science. The collection systematically analyses feminist contributions to the various philosophies of specific sciences. Each chapter is devoted to a specific area of philosophy of science: general philosophy of science, philosophy of biology, philosophy of climate sciences, philosophy of cognitive sciences and neurosciences, philosophy of economics, philosophy of history and archaeology, philosophy of logic and mathematics, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of psychology, philosophy of physics, and philosophy of social sciences. Since some of these areas have so far rarely been addressed by feminist philosophers, this new collection provides new angels and stimulates the debate on pivotal issues that are part and parcel of both "traditional" philosophies of science and feminist philosophies of science. Using a range of different methodologies and styles, the essays all show great clarity in both arguments and contents.

About the authors

Maria Cristina Amoretti, Ph.D. in Philosophy, is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Genoa where she also lectured the postgraduate courses of Methodology of human sciences, Visual communication, and Philosophy and logic of science. Previously, she had been research fellow at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Genoa, at the Department of Information Technologies and Communication, CNR, Rome (2010), and Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College, London (2012-2013). Her main areas of specialization are philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, and epistemology. More precisely, she has been studying the natural basis and the social dimensions of mind, knowledge, and rationality, the interactions between thought and language, the debate between internalism and externalism about content, and some aspects of philosophy of medicine. The results of those researches were presented at many national and international congresses, and published in several articles and chapters, both in Italian and English. Among her books, she has authored “La mente fuori dal corpo” (FrancoAngeli 2011) and “Il triangolo dell’interpretazione” (FrancoAngeli 2008), co-authored “Piccolo trattato di epistemologia” (Codice Edizioni 2010), edited “Natura umana, natura artificiale” (FrancoAngeli 2010), and co-edited “Reason and Rationality” (Ontos 2012), “Disaccordo” (Mimesis 2012), “Triangulation” (Ontos 2011), “Knowledge, Language, and Interpretation” (Ontos 2008), and “Conoscenza e verità” (Giuffré 2007). She has been a member of the organization and scientific committee of many national and international congresses; a member of several local, national, and international research projects; a referee for national and international journals; a member of the lab of Applied Logic and Philosophical Information (LAIF) at the University of Genoa. At present, she is Vice President of the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy (SIFA).

Nicla Vassallo, studied philosophy at the University of Genova and at King’s College, London. After receiving her Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science, she was appointed Research Fellow and then Researcher. Since 2005 she has been a Full Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Genova. She now teaches Theoretical Philosophy and is part of the teaching staff of the Doctorate in Philosophy. From 2003 to 2008 she also taught Epistemology in the Psychology Faculty at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University. She works mainly in the area of Analytic Philosophy. Actually the Treccani.it Encyclopaedia defines her as one of the main representative of Italian Analytical Philosophy. Her primary research and teaching areas are Philosophy of Knowledge and Epistemology. She also has serious research interests in Feminist Philosophies, Gender Studies, History and Philosophy of Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophical Naturalism and Scepticism. She has written more than eighty articles in Italian and in English that have appeared in philosophical journals, edited books, conference proceedings, and encyclopaedias, and has published eight books, edited four others, and co-edited seven more. Her latest sole-authored works are “Per sentito dire” (Feltrinelli 2011, philosophical award “Viaggio a Siracusa”) and “Conversazioni” (Mimesis 2012); her latest co-authored works is “Piccolo trattato di epistemologia” (Codice Edizioni 2010). Her most recent edited book is “Donna m’apparve” (Codice Edizioni 2009); her most recent co-edited books are “Terza cultura” (il Saggiatore 2011) and “Reason and Rationality” (Ontos 2012). In recent years she has been responsible for seven research projects for the CNR; book review editor for the journal Epistemologia; a member of several boards and scientific committees of national and international journals, societies, and foundations; a referee for many journals, publishers, and conferences. She has given talks as a speaker in many of the most important Italian and foreign Universities. She regularly contributes to the cultural pages of various magazines and newspapers, such as Domenica de Il Sole 24 ore, il Venerdì di Repubblica, la 27ora del Corriere della sera.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Some Key Topics in Feminist Philosophies of Science: An Introduction

    Pages 1-13

    Amoretti, Maria Cristina (et al.)

  • On the Possibility of Feminist Philosophy of Physics

    Pages 15-34

    Harrell, Maralee

  • Climate Change Through the Lens of Feminist Philosophy

    Pages 35-53

    Tuana, Nancy

  • Feminist and Non-feminist Philosophy of Biology: Parallels, Differences, and Prospects for Future Engagements

    Pages 55-74

    Hankinson-Nelson, Lynn

  • Feminist Values, Commercial Values, and the Bias Paradox in Biomedical Research

    Pages 75-89

    Intemann, Kristen (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Meta-Philosophical Reflection on Feminist Philosophies of Science
Editors
  • Maria Cristina Amoretti
  • Nicla Vassallo
Series Title
Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science
Series Volume
317
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26348-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26348-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26346-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79938-4
Series ISSN
0068-0346
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 222
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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