Professor Helen Longino

  • Birth

    Helen Longino was born
  • Education history

    Education history
    Helen received her BA from Barnard College in 1966, her Masters in Philosophy from Sussex University in 1967. She then also received her PhD in Philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University in 1973.
  • Teaching history

    Teaching history
    Longino taught at the University of California, San Diego from 1973–1975, Mills College from 1975-1990, and the University of Minnesota from 1995 to 2005, before ultimately joining the philosophy department of Stanford University.
  • Author of many books

    Author of many books
    First book, Science as Social Knowledge (1990), she wrote about the relevance of social values, and the values that are a part of the human context of science.
    Her second book, The Fate of Knowledge (2002), explored the critiques of science and the philosophy of science from the standpoint of sociology of science.
    Then in her third book, Helen discusses the complications of human behavioral research. She puts a focus on how scientists study behavior, specifically sexual behavior and aggression
  • Chair of Philosophy

    She became the Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophy. A woman of her time, she set a status quo on being a philosopher. She developed these standards while she was seated as a Chair of the Philosophy Department from 2008 to 2011.
  • President of Philosophy

    She served as President of the Philosophy of Science Association from 2013–2014
  • First Vice President

    Helen was the first Vice President of the Division of Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science and Technology of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science from 2016–2019. Helen is an amazing woman, and still alive to this day, and contributor in the field of Philosophy!
  • Fighting for the ladies

    Fighting for the ladies
    Though her work on the nature of scientific knowledge is broadly feminist, in the sense that it argues for the value of contributions by diverse people to science, some of Longino's other work has been more explicitly feminist and concerned with women. For example, she has presented and analyzed alternative narratives of female and male-centered accounts of human evolution, emphasizing the impact of gender-centered assumptions on the formation of theory and the differences between them.
  • Works Cited

    Meyers, Diana T. “Feminist Theories of Agency.” Encyclopædia Britannica, Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 8 Sept. 2014, https://www.britannica.com/topic/philosophical-feminism/Feminist-theories-of-agency#ref1049958.
  • Works Cited pt 2

    “Helen Longino, ‘Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality’ (University of Chicago Press, 2013).” New Books Network, 16 Aug. 2016, https://newbooksnetwork.com/helen-longino-studying-human-behavior-how-scientists-investigate-aggression-sexuality-university-of-chicago-press-2013-3/. “Helen Longino - Alchetron, The Free Social Encyclopedia.” Alchetron.com, 5 June 2018, https://alchetron.com/Helen-Longino.