Is the Feminist Philosophy of Science Politically Correct?

Ondřej Beran



The paper deals with the question of political correctness with respect to feminist philosophy of science. It focuses on a narrower notion of political correctness - treating facts incorrectly due to value motives. It finds that despite the feminist authors' explicit focus on the importance of values in the scientific enterprise, feminist philosophy of science cannot be understood as politically correct or as promoting politically correct science. On the other hand, politically correct arguments (in this narrower sense) can be used also by works speaking against the feminist or politically correct agenda in science.


politická korektnost; feministická epistemologie; feministická filosofie vědy; hodnoty

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TEORIE VĚDY / THEORY OF SCIENCE – journal for interdisciplinary studies of science is published twice a year by the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Centre for Science, Technology, and Society Studies). ISSN 1210-0250 (Print) ISSN 1804-6347 (Online) MK ČR E 18677 web: /// email: