A Feminist Approach to Values in Science


While I share the aims and values of Philosophy of Science after Feminism, I argue that the ideal of socially responsible science is in need of further defense. In accordance with this ideal, not only sound epistemic values but also sound social values are to play a role in scientific inquiry. However, the ideal of socially responsible science does not specify what roles sound social values are required to play so that they go together with sound epistemic values without undermining them. Nor does it specify how scientists identify sound social values.