Helen Longino (13 Jul 1944 - Present)

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  • Born

  • Received B.A. in English Literature

    Helen Longino earned her B.A. from Barnard College.
  • Received M.A. in Philosophy

    Earned her M.A. from the University of Sussex, England.
  • Received her PhD

    Longino earned her PhD from Johns Hopkins University under the supervision of Peter Achinstein.
  • Science as Social Knowledge

    Science as Social Knowledge
    Longino wrote and published her first book, titled Science as Social Knowledge. This book argues "the relevance of social values, or values which are part of the human context of science, to the justification of scientific knowledge as objective" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Longino). Concerning philosophy of science, she references contextual empiricism by saying that observations and data captured by scientists are not evidence alone to prove or disprove certain hypotheses.
  • The Fate of Knowledge

    The Fate of Knowledge
    This book, written by Longino, analyzes the accounts of knowledge from philosophers and sociologists in science.
  • Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality

    Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality
    In her most recent book, Longino explores five different scientific approaches to human aggression and sexuality. She does this by focusing on their "epistemological frameworks, the types of knowledge that they produce, and their pragmatic goals" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Longino). Her perspectives about different approaches are quite interesting, stating that they cannot be reduced to a single perspective.
  • Lecture: Perspectives and Pluralities

    Below is a link for a lecture by Helen Longino at Standford University where she teaches in the philosophy department. She explores the philosophy behind understanding scientific knowledge. Link text