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Feminist philosophy of science according to Alison Wylie

by Richard Meckien - published Oct 14, 2013 03:30 PM - - last modified Oct 17, 2013 12:51 PM

The philosopher will address the issue in two meetings on October 14 and 15, both at 9.30am, in Auditorium 2 of USP's Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG).

Alison WylieThis week the IEA will conduct two meetings with philosopher Alison Wylie, professor at the University of Washington, to discuss her studies that have been developed in the field of feminist philosophy of science.

On October 14, at 9.30 am, Wylie will speak on gender research in archaeology at the meeting ‘Feminist Research from the Standpoint Theory Perspective’. The opening will be in charge of philosopher Hugh Lacey, professor emeritus from Swarthmore College and visiting professor at the IEA.

Wylie will defend that a feminist perspective, explicitly critical and constructivist towards knowledge production, can serve as a fundamental epistemic resource in empirical research. From this argument, she will re-conceptualize ideals of objectivity.

The second event, to be hold on October 15, also at 9.30 am, will be a conversation with Alison Wylie, dedicated to the discussion of the work and ideas of the philosopher.

Wylie is a professor of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington and co-editor of the feminist philosophy journal ‘Hypatia’. She was chosen Philosopher of 2013 by the Society for Women in Philosophy. She develops research in the field of philosophy of social science and history, particularly archaeology, and feminist philosophy of science, with a focus on the ideals of objectivity and the ethical and political dimensions of scientific practice.

Organized by IEA’s Philosophy, History, and Sociology of Science and Technology Research Group, the event will take place in Auditorium 2 of the Institute of USP’s Astronomy, Geophysics and Atmospheric Sciences (IAG).


Video of the first event

Photos of the first event

Photos of the second event