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Feminist Science Studies, Sex, Race, and Sciences of Human Behavior

Friday, April 11, 2014
4:00 AM
Michigan Union Anderson Room

This talk examines how the conceptualization of certain behaviors (sexuality; aggression) in preparation for their scientific examination incorporates and/or reinforces social ideologies of sex and race.

Helen Longino received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins University in 1973. Her teaching and research interests are in philosophy of science, social epistemology, and feminist philosophy. Professor Longino is the author of Science As Social Knowledge (Princeton University Press, 1990), The Fate of Knowledge (Princeton University Press, 2001) and Studying Human Behavior, a study of the relationship between logical, epistemological, and social aspects of behavioral research (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

Helen Longino, Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University