Cultural Studies & Gender Forum Speaker Series: Helen Longino


Sabancı University

Gender and Women's Studies Forum & Cultural Studies

Speaker Series:

Orthodox vs. Non-Orthodox Feminist Values

in Science


Helen Longino

(Stanford University)

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

15:00-17:00 FASS 2034


Helen Longino is Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University. Her areas of specialty include the philosophy of science, social epistemology, and feminist philosophy. Originally a student of literature, Longino pursued graduate study in logic and the philosophy of language. She is currently completing a monograph analyzing the evidential structures and frameworks of inquiry of contemporary scientific approaches to the study of human behavior.

Recent publications:  A few major recent publications include The Fate of Knowledge (Princeton UP, 2001); Science as Social Knowledge: Values and Objectivity in Scientific Inquiry (Princeton UP, 1990); “Toward an Epistemology for Biological Pluralism,” in Biology and Epistemology, eds. J. Richard Creath and Jane Maienschein (Cambridge UP, 1999); “Explanation v. Interpretation in the Critique of Science,” in Science in Context (1997); and “Feminist Epistemology as a Local Epistemology,” in Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society Supplement (1997). In 2006, she co-edited a volume titled Feminism and Science (Oxford UP) with Evelyn Fox-Keller.