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Two Concepts of Social Situatedness in Science

Schmaus, Warren (2008) Two Concepts of Social Situatedness in Science. In: [2008] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 21st Biennial Mtg (Pittsburgh, PA) > PSA 2008 Contributed Papers.

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    Although standpoint theorists tend to characterize a scientist’s social situation in terms of her position in a hierarchy of power within the larger society, her social situation could also be characterized in terms of the degree to which she is integrated into the scientific community. The latter concept of social location may prove helpful in explaining a scientist’s potential for contributing to the growth of knowledge. It may also provide an independent measure of marginalization that makes it possible to ascertain the extent to which those who are marginalized in the larger society are also marginalized in science.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Additional Information: Authors Mentioned: Emile Durkheim Sandra Harding Kathleen Lennon Helen Longino K Brad Wray Alison Wylie Kevin Zollman
    Keywords: situated knowledge social integration social networks social relations in science
    Subjects: General Issues > Science and Society
    Specific Sciences > Sociology
    General Issues > Feminist Approaches
    General Issues > Values In Science
    Conferences and Volumes: [2008] Philosophy of Science Assoc. 21st Biennial Mtg (Pittsburgh, PA) > PSA 2008 Contributed Papers
    Depositing User: Warren Schmaus
    Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2008
    Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 11:17
    Item ID: 4285

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