Helen E Longino

Educational Background & Specialties

Specialties

  • feminist philosophy
  • philosophy of science
  • relations of social and cognitive values in the sciences
  • scientific thought.
  • social epistemology
  • the epistemological challenges of scientific pluralism
  • the philosophical character of feminist epistemologies
Courses Taught
  • Phil 3602 - Topics: Science, Technology, and Society
  • Phil 4622W - Philosophy and Feminist Theory
  • WoSt 3102 - Feminist Thought and Theory
  • WoSt 3203 - Skin, Sex, and Genes
  • WoSt 5107 - Gender, Culture, and Science
  • WoSt 8108 - Feminist Theories and Methods I
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Member, Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science:
Publications
  • Science as Social Knowledge. Longino, Helen, Princeton University Press, 1990.
  • The Fate of Knowledge in Social Theories of Science. Longino, Helen, Socializing Epistemology, Rowman and Littlefield, 1994.
  • Toward an Epistemology for Biological Pluralism. Longino, Helen, Biology and Epistemology, Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • Explanation v. Interpretation in the Critique of Science. Longino, Helen, Science in Context 10, 1997.
  • Feminist Epistemology as a Local Epistemology. Longino, Helen, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Supplement, 1997.
Awards
  • McKnight Research Award
  • Science Foundation Award