The Institute for Philosophy in Public Life presents
A live discussion with web simulcast.
“Where Have All The Women Gone?
Social Accounts of Science and the Need for Women Scientists.”
A presentation and discussion led by
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Philosophy in Public Life
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Iowa State University
Wednesday, March 2, 6:00 p.m.
UND Bookstore (formerly Barnes & Noble)
771 Hamline Street, Grand Forks, ND
Free parking is available on site.
Or, watch the discussion live and chat with other viewers, at http://www.philosophyinpubliclife.org
Since the 1970’s, the number of women earning doctorates has tripled but the number of women full-time professors has only increased by half that; women are especially underrepresented in science and engineering. Traditionally, philosophers might claim this isn’t a problem: the knower isn’t as important as the knowledge itself. In other words, it doesn’t matter if the scientist is a man or a woman; all that matters is the knowledge he or she produces. In this discussion, Fehr will challenge this claim, examining the assertion that science is a social practice, and that objectivity is dependent on the people and practices of diverse communities of scientists.