Helen Longino

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  • Helen Longino Birth

    Helen Longino Birth
    Helen was born July 13, 1944), she is an American philosopher of science who has argued for the significance of values and social interactions to scientific inquiry. Helen has written about the role of women in science and is a central figure in feminist epistemology and social epistemology. She is the Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University. In 2016, she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Science as Social Knowledge

    Science as Social Knowledge
    She examines feminist and social epistemologies and their implications for scientific pluralism. Instead of suggesting that there is an idiosyncratic female way of understanding, Longino emphasizes the idea of "doing epistemology as a feminist", an approach bringing with it an awareness of the many ways in which a question may be characterized. Helen wrote her first book Science as social knowledge at this time.
  • The Fate of Knowledge her second book

     The Fate of Knowledge her second book
    She seeks to break the current deadlock in the ongoing wars between philosophers of science and sociologists of science academic battles founded on disagreement about the role of social forces in constructing scientific knowledge. While many philosophers of science downplay social forces, claiming that scientific knowledge is best considered as a product of cognitive processes, sociologists argue that numerous non-cognitive factors influence what scientists learn, how they package it.
  • Third book studying human behavior

    Third book studying human behavior
    Studying Human Behavior, Helennenters into the complexities of human behavioral research, a domain still dominated by the age-old debate of “nature versus nurture.” Rather than supporting one side or another or attempting to replace that dichotomy with a different framework for understanding behavior, Longino focuses on how scientists study it, specifically sexual behavior and aggression, and asks what can be known about human behavior through empirical investigation.
  • In 2016 Helen Longino was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

    In 2016 Helen Longino was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
    Beyond the study of knowledge, her writing has included the analysis of the nature of pornography and the circumstances under which it is morally problematic
  • References/Citations

    References/Citations
    Dcosta, Malcolm. "Ethics in Science." Ethics in Science. N.p., 21 Apr. 2017. Web. 10 Aug. 2020."Helen Longino." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 06 Mar. 2020. Web. 10 Aug. 2020.Dcosta, Malcolm. "Ethics in Science." Ethics in Science. N.p., 21 Apr. 2017. Web. 10 Aug. 2020.