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Feminist Implications of Model-Based Science

Potochnik, Angela (2012) Feminist Implications of Model-Based Science. [Preprint]

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Recent philosophy of science has witnessed a shift in focus, in that significantly more consideration is given to how scientists employ models. Attending to the role of models in scientific practice leads to new questions about the representational roles of models, the purpose of idealizations, why multiple models are used for the same phenomenon, and many more besides. In this paper, I suggest that these themes resonate with central topics in feminist epistemology, in particular prominent versions of feminist empiricism, and that model-based science and feminist epistemology each has crucial resources to offer the other's project.

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Item Type: Preprint
Potochnik, Angela
Keywords: feminist philosophy of science, values and science, modeling, idealization
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Angela Potochnik
Date Deposited: 12 May 2021 03:07
Last Modified: 12 May 2021 03:07
Item ID: 19011
Journal or Publication Title: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.shpsa.2011.12.033
Subjects: General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2012
Page Range: pp. 383-389
Volume: 43
Number: 2

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