Los valores como recursos epistémicos en las críticas feministas de la ciencia

  1. González García, Marta I. 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Oviedo

    Universidad de Oviedo

    Oviedo, España

    ROR https://ror.org/006gksa02


ISSN: 1887-9853

Year of publication: 2022

Issue Title: Pensamiento crítico

Issue: 22

Pages: 235-263

Type: Article

DOI: 10.46583/SCIO_2022.22.1012 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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This paper analyses the contributions of feminist critiques to the current debate on the role of non-epistemic values in science. The revitalisation of the discussion on science and values in recent decades responds to concerns such as the crisis of replicability, increasing commercialisation, or the role of science for politics. In all of them, the influence of non-epistemic values appears as problematic. Feminist critique of science, however, provides examples of how political values can work as resources for the practice of constructive critique that, accompanied by reflexivity and the capacity for self-correction on the part of the communities involved, can advance science's own epistemic goals. I will use two well-known examples, primatology and cognitive neuroscience, to discuss the interplay of the epistemic and the non-epistemic in feminist critiques. The cases analysed will also serve to explore the interplay of values in the reception of critiques, and to introduce the discussion of the so-called "new demarcation problem".  

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