210.054 (17S) Feminist Approaches to the Philosophy of Science

Sommersemester 2017

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20.04.2017 09:00 - 14:00 , N.1.43
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Feminist Approaches to the Philosophy of Science
LV-Art
Proseminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
4.0
Anmeldungen
9 (30 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
01.03.2017
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Lehrmethodik

Presentations and discussion

Inhalt/e

Feminist approaches are, explicitly, politically and socially engaged philosophical perspectives. As such, they seem prima facie incompatible with the entire scientific project, which is still widely taken to be purely objective. Can our objectivist “image of science” be reconciled with feminist approaches, or does this very image of science require important alterations if we are to accommodate feminist socio-political and epistemological concerns? And if so, what would these alterations be, and what would a “feminist image of science” look like? Broadly put, these are the questions that inform the aims of the course and the selection of its texts. There is a diverse array of feminist approaches to such questions. Three competing views—standpoint theory (e.g. Alison Wylie, Sally Haslanger), feminist contextual empiricism (e.g. Helen Longino) and feminist postmodernism (e.g. Donna Haraway, Karen Barad)—have been particularly dominant, and will form the backbone of the course. We will begin, however, with an introduction to the epistemology of situated knowers, which is both the starting point for most feminist approaches to science, and the source of many of the challenges it faces. Classes will be conducted as interactive group discussions. 

Literatur

Helen Logino, Alison Wylie, Donna Haraway, Sandra Harding, Karen Barad, Evelyn Fox Keller.

PDFs for all the texts will be provided.

Lehrmethodik

Presentations and discussion

Inhalt/e

Feminist approaches are, explicitly, politically and socially engaged philosophical perspectives. As such, they seem prima facie incompatible with the entire scientific project, which is still widely taken to be purely objective. Can our objectivist “image of science” be reconciled with feminist approaches, or does this very image of science require important alterations if we are to accommodate feminist socio-political and epistemological concerns? And if so, what would these alterations be, and what would a “feminist image of science” look like? Broadly put, these are the questions that inform the aims of the course and the selection of its texts. There is a diverse array of feminist approaches to such questions. Three competing views—standpoint theory (e.g. Alison Wylie, Sally Haslanger), feminist contextual empiricism (e.g. Helen Longino) and feminist postmodernism (e.g. Donna Haraway, Karen Barad)—have been particularly dominant, and will form the backbone of the course. We will begin, however, with an introduction to the epistemology of situated knowers, which is both the starting point for most feminist approaches to science, and the source of many of the challenges it faces. Classes will be conducted as interactive group discussions. 

Literatur

Helen Logino, Alison Wylie, Donna Haraway, Sandra Harding, Karen Barad, Evelyn Fox Keller.

PDFs for all the texts will be provided.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Two short research papers (~1500 words each, 45% of the overall grade each) and one presentation (10% of the overall grade)

Prüfungsmethode/n

Two short research papers (~1500 words each, 45% of the overall grade each) and one presentation (10% of the overall grade)

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Besonderer Studienbereich Wahlfach-Studium Feministische Wissenschaft - Gender Studies (SKZ: 600b, Version: 04W)
    • Fach: Einführung in die Feministische Wissenschaft / Gender Studies (Pflichtfach)
      • Einführung in Gender Studies ( 2.0h VU / 4.0 ECTS)
        • 210.054 Feminist Approaches to the Philosophy of Science (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Bachelorstudium Philosophie (SKZ: 541, Version: 16W.1)
    • Fach: Theoretische Philosophie (Wahlfach)
      • Theoretische Philosophie ( 0.0h VO, PS, SE / 36.0 ECTS)
        • 210.054 Feminist Approaches to the Philosophy of Science (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 1., 2., 3., 4., 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Philosophie (SKZ: 541, Version: 10W.2)
    • Fach: Theoretische Philosophie (Wahlfach)
      • Theoretische Philosophie ( 0.0h XX / 36.0 ECTS)
        • 210.054 Feminist Approaches to the Philosophy of Science (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Masterstudium Philosophie (SKZ: 941, Version: 10W.1)
    • Fach: Theoretische Philosophie und ihre Geschichte (Wahlfach)
      • Theoretische Philosophie und ihre Geschichte ( 0.0h XX / 24.0 ECTS)
        • 210.054 Feminist Approaches to the Philosophy of Science (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)
  • Erweiterungscurriculum Gender Studies (Version: 16W.1)
    • Fach: Vertiefende LVs der Gender Studies (Pflichtfach)
      • Seminar oder Proseminar Gender ( 0.0h PS,SE / 8.0 ECTS)
        • 210.054 Feminist Approaches to the Philosophy of Science (2.0h PS / 4.0 ECTS)

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