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Evidence‐Free Forensics and Enemies of Objectivity Evidence‐Free Forensics and Enemies of Objectivity Paul R. Gross

Paul A. Gross

in A House Built on Sand

Published in print September 1998 | ISBN: 9780195117257
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785995 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195117255.003.0007
 Evidence‐Free Forensics and Enemies of Objectivity  Evidence‐Free Forensics and Enemies of Objectivity Paul R. Gross

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Feminist philosopher Elizabeth A. Lloyd has contributed to the so-called science wars a lengthy book chapter attacking scientist-authors who have recently defended natural science from various indictments (e.g., sexism, racism, masculinism, militarism, imperialism) lodged against it in the field of “science studies”. Her main charge is that the named scientists, not those against whose charges they defend science, are the real enemies of objectivity. It is argued that her methods are old and well-known devices of propaganda; her conclusions are therefore nugatory.

Keywords: feminism; objectivity; ecofeminism; androcentrism; higher superstition; Gross; Levitt; Holton; prejudice

Chapter.  10475 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Science

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