Sunday, February 27, 2011

Wednesday, May 2: "Where have all the women gone?" Live discusson and web simulcast

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
Carla Fehr
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


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.

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