Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference 2017
DOPE 2017 Keynote Address: "A Philosophy of Science for the 21st Century: Feminist and Periphery Issues"
The prevailing philosophies of science were reconstituted after World War II in a global context very different from the economic, political and social context of scientific research today. Around the globe, scientists and observers of scientific research have been analyzing how that historical context distinctively shaped such philosophies. And they have been developing ways to think about, design and manage research that work better for them and the social groups to whom they are accountable. That is, they have been developing different kinds of philosophies of science. This presentation will trace the history of these processes. And it will identify some valuable tensions raised by the new philosophical projects. These tensions are valuable because they direct us to new and producive questions about how to relocate scientific research on economically, politically and socially progressive agendas. Sandra is the author of numerous books, including Objectivity and Diversity: Another Logic of Scientific Research published by University of Chicago Press.