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Woman — nature, product, style?

rethinking the foundations of feminist philosophy of science

Sara Heinämaa

pp. 289-308

Phenomenology questions the foundations of knowledge and science in a specific sense. It studies the meanings of the phenomena measured and generalized about in the empirical sciences: What do we mean, for example, by "natural processes", by "nature", "fact", "culture", "human being", etc.? And it studies the meanings of concepts basic to science: knowledge, objectivity, mistake, false belief, etc. Understanding the philosophy of science broadly, we can say that phenomenology is a specific viewpoint or approach within it; it critically attends to the basic concepts at work in both the natural and human sciences.

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DOI: 10.1007/978-94-009-1742-2_13

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Heinämaa, S. (1996)., Woman — nature, product, style?: rethinking the foundations of feminist philosophy of science, in L. Hankinson Nelson & J. Nelson (eds.), Feminism, science, and the philosophy of science, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 289-308.

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