Helen Longino (July 13,1944 - present)

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  • A little about Helen

    Helen was born on July 13, 1944. She is an American philosopher of science, she is a major figure in feminist epistemology and also social epistemology. She also is a professor at Standford University teaching philosophy. She is also active in anti-war and women's liberation movements, as well as, establishing and or stabilizing programs for women's studies in the different schools she has taught in.
  • Science as Social Knowledge

    Longino's first book explains that the common thought of science was science pursued in the right way was the pure and value-free way of gathering knowledge about the natural world but Helen Longino disagrees and finds that this way is of methodology cant be supported by this belief. She explains that she believes science is built on the values of society and diversity. The author talks a lot about how gender role behavior and sexual orientation and can affect scientific data.
  • The Fate of Knowledge

    This was Helen's second book. In this book, Longino discusses even more how social roles are a driving force in the construction of scientific knowledge. In this book, she builds on her ideas that she had in her first book 'Science as Social Knowledge'. Helen also uses her knowledge to show how she plans for a social approach to try and help these stubborn issues we still face today. The focus of this book is mainly on her concerns with social epistemology and a little on scientific plagiarism.
  • Study of Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality

    Helen looks into several different ways to study the ways of human aggression and sexuality scientifically. An example of some of these studies was the way genetics and the environment and how it plays a role on how people behave. Social-environment experiments show how our environment can manipulate the way we act. Another thing she mentions is human ecology and theology which analyzes the patterns of behavior in different populations. I think that this plays a big role in philosophy
  • Link to a video of Helen longino speaking at a college

    In this video, Helen speaks on Scale Matters in Epistemology and in Social Analysis https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcvSPithqGA
  • Works cited

    Helen E. Longino. Science as Social Knowledge: Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry. 1990. on the web https://press.princeton.edu/books/paperback/9780691020518/science-as-social-knowledge
    Helen E. Longino. The Fate of Knowledge. Princeton University Press. 2018. on the web https://www.ebooks.com/en-us/96180586/the-fate-of-knowledge/longino-helen/
  • Work cited continued

    Helen Longino, Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality, University of Chicago Press, 2013, 256pp., $25.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226492889. https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/studying-human-behavior-how-scientists-investigate-aggression-and-sexuality/
    Helen Longino. The Fate of Knowledge. Princeton university press 2002 https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctv2tvzv0