Biology and Feminism: A Philosophical Introduction by Lynn Hankinson Nelson

By Lynn Hankinson Nelson

This ebook offers a different creation to the examine of relationships among gender and biology, a middle a part of the feminist technological know-how study culture which emerged approximately part a century in the past. Lynn Hankinson Nelson offers an available and balanced dialogue of analysis questions, historical past assumptions, tools, and hypotheses approximately biology and gender with which feminist scientists and technological know-how students seriously and constructively have interaction. Writing from the viewpoint of up to date philosophy of technology, she examines the proof for and moral implications of organic hypotheses approximately gender, and discusses correct philosophical concerns together with understandings of clinical objectivity, the character of clinical reasoning, and relationships among organic learn and the clinical and social contexts within which it truly is pursued. transparent and entire, this quantity addresses the engagements of feminist scientists and technological know-how students with a number of disciplines, together with developmental and evolutionary biology, drugs, neurobiology, and primatology.

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