The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science is a comprehensive resource for feminist thinking about and in the sciences. Its 33 chapters were written exclusively for this Handbook by a group of leading international philosophers as well as scholars in gender studies, women’s studies, psychology, economics, and political science.

The chapters of the Handbook are organized into four main parts:

I. Hidden Figures and Historical Critique

II. Theoretical Frameworks

III. Key Concepts and Issues

IV. Feminist Philosophy of Science in Practice.

The chapters in this extensive, fourth part examine the relevance of feminist philosophical thought for a range of scientific and professional disciplines, including biology and biomedical sciences; psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience; the social sciences; physics; and public policy.

The Handbook gives a snapshot of the current state of feminist philosophy of science, allowing students and other newcomers to get up to speed quickly in the subfield and providing a handy reference for many different kinds of researchers.

chapter |9 pages

Introduction to The Routledge Handbook of Feminist Philosophy of Science

BySharon Crasnow, Kristen Intemann

part I|65 pages

Hidden Figures and Historical Critique

chapter 1|15 pages

The Origins of Philosophy and Science in Ancient Greece

Material Culture and the Scarcity of Women
ByJoanne Waugh

chapter 2|13 pages

Margaret Cavendish and the New Science

“Boys that play with watery bubbles or fling dust into each other’s eyes, or make a hobbyhorse of snow”
ByMarcy P. Lascano

chapter 3|12 pages

Émilie Du Châtelet

Feminism, Epistemology and Natural Philosophy
ByKaren Detlefsen

chapter 4|12 pages

The Rocket Women of India

Eight Women Scientists and Their Roles in the 2014 Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)
ByDeepanwita Dasgupta

chapter 5|11 pages

Contributions of Women to Philosophy of Science

A Bibliometric Analysis
ByEvelyn Brister, Daniel J. Hicks

part II|107 pages


chapter 6|10 pages

Feminist Empiricism

ByKirstin Borgerson

chapter 7|15 pages

Thinking Outside-In

Feminist Standpoint Theory as Epistemology, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science
ByCatherine Hundleby

chapter 8|13 pages

Latin American Decolonial Feminist Philosophy of Knowledge Production

BySandra Harding, Breny Mendoza

chapter 9|14 pages

Sciences of Consent

Indigenous Knowledge, Governance Value, and Responsibility
ByKyle Whyte

chapter 10|13 pages

Queer Science Studies/Queer Science

ByKristina Gupta, David A. Rubin

chapter 12|13 pages

Epistemic Vices and Feminist Philosophies of Science

ByIan James Kidd

chapter 13|14 pages

“Where are all of The Pragmatist Feminist Philosophers of Science?”

BySharyn Clough, Nancy Arden McHugh

part III|75 pages

Key Concepts and Issues

chapter 14|14 pages

Is Sex Socially Constructed?

ByCatherine Clune-Taylor

chapter 15|15 pages

Feminist Perspectives on Values in Science

ByKristen Intemann

chapter 16|9 pages

Situated Knowledge and Objectivity

ByKristina Rolin

chapter 17|11 pages

Ignorance, Science, and Feminism

ByManuela Fernández Pinto

chapter 18|14 pages

How the Facts Might Give Us Socially Responsible Science

ByJanet Kourany

chapter 19|10 pages

Feminist Science for the People

Feminist Approaches to Public Understanding of Science and Science Il/literacy
BySara Giordano

part IV|39 pages

Feminist Philosophy of Science in Practice

chapter 20|12 pages

Feminist Philosophy of Biology

ByLynn Hankinson Nelson

chapter 21|14 pages

Observing Primates

Gender, Power, and Knowledge in Primatology
ByMaria Botero

chapter 22|11 pages

The Gendered Nature of Reprogenetic Technologies

ByInmaculada de Melo-Martín

part |52 pages

Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience

chapter 23|13 pages

What’s Wrong with (Narrow) Evolutionary Psychology

ByLetitia Meynell

chapter 24|12 pages

Neurosexism and Our Understanding of Sex Differences in the Brain

ByRobyn Bluhm

chapter 25|12 pages

Feminism and Cognitive Neuroscience

ByVanessa Bentley

chapter 26|13 pages

Implementing Intersectionality in Psychology with Quantitative Methods

ByNicole M. Else-Quest, Janet Shibley Hyde

part |41 pages

Social Science

chapter 27|13 pages

Feminist Economics

ByDrucilla K. Barker, Edith Kuiper

chapter 28|13 pages

Feminist Methodology in the Social Sciences

BySharon Crasnow

chapter 29|13 pages

Feminist Approaches to Concepts And Conceptualization

Toward Better Science and Policy
ByAmy G. Mazur

part |26 pages

The Physical Sciences

chapter 30|12 pages

What is it Like to be a Woman in Philosophy of Physics?

ByLaura Ruetsche

chapter 31|12 pages

Inclusivity in Engineering Education

ByDonna Riley

part |37 pages

Public Policy

chapter 32|12 pages

Rethinking Debates About Pediatric Vaccine Safety

A Feminist View
ByMaya J. Goldenberg

chapter 33|23 pages

The Hard Sell of Genetically Engineered (GE) Mosquitoes With Gene Drives as the Solution to Malaria

Ethical, Political, Epistemic, and Epidemiological Issues in Global Health Governance
ByZahra Meghani