Sharyn Clough: Research
My research examines the complex ways in which science and politics are interwoven, and the notions of objectivity that can be salvaged once this complexity is acknowledged. In my most recent work, I have been investigating the basic peace skills or peace literacy needed for deliberations about controversial science policies, such as those related to childhood vaccines and climate modeling. I also direct Phronesis Lab where I and a team of students and community partners design and test the effectiveness of Peace Literacy across the curriculum from K-12, as well as in adult and higher education.
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.
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Pragmatist Approach to Feminist Science Studies. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman &
Reviews of Beyond Epistemology have appeared in Metascience, Women's Review of Books, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Contemporary Pragmatism, National Women's Studies Association Journal, Querelles Net, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Newsletter for the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, the APA Newsletter for Feminism and Philosophy, and Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review.
Skin: Feminism, Social Justice and Analytic Philosophy. Aurora, Colorado: Davies
Publishing (2003). The collection appears as part of the
series Critical Studies in the Humanities, edited by Victor Taylor.
The collection has been reviewed in Philosophy of Science.
2017. (Second author,
with Thomas Boothby). “Empiricist and Rationalist
Approaches to the Design of Concrete Structures.” Journal of
Preservation Technology Bulletin, vol. XLVIII (1):
Lead author with Julio Orozco, MA student). “Scientific
Sexism and Racism.” In Nancy Naples, ed. The
Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies. Wiley
Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118663219.wbegss315
“Fact/Value Holism, Feminist Philosophy, and Nazi Cancer
Research.” Feminist Philosophical Quarterly, 1(1). http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fpq/vol1/iss1/7/
(Lead author with Pam Allen, PhD student). “Philosophical
Commitments, Empirical Evidence, and Theoretical
Psychology, 25(1):3-24. Available 2014 doi:10.1177/0959354314563324.
2013. “The Objectivity of Feminist Values and Their
Place in Science.” In La Contingenza dei
Fatti e l'Oggettività dei Valori (The Contingency of
Facts and the Objectivity of Values), ed. Giancarlo
Marchetti. Milan: Mimesis Press.
2013. “Pragmatism and Embodiment as
Resources for Feminist Interventions in Science.” Contemporary
Pragmatism 10 (2): 121-134. PDF.
“The Analytic Tradition, Radical (Feminist)
Interpretation, and the Hygiene Hypothesis.” Out of the
Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy,
eds. Anita Superson and Sharon Crasnow. Oxford
University Press, pp. 405-434. PDF
“Gender, Germs and Dirt.” Science at
the Frontiers: Perspectives
in the History and Philosophy of Science,
ed. Will Krieger. Lexington Press.
“Radical Interpretation, Feminism, and Science.”
with Davidson, ed. Jeffrey Malpas. MIT
Press, pp. 405-426. PDF
“Drawing Battle Lines and Choosing Bedfellows:
Rorty, Relativism, and Feminist Strategy.” In Feminist
Interpretations of Richard Rorty, ed.
Marianne Janack, Penn State Press, pp 155-172. PDF.
“Solomon’s Empirical/Non-Empirical Distinction and
the Proper Place of Values in Science.” Perspectives
in Science 16 (3): 265-279. PDF.
Co-authored with Bill Loges. “Racist Beliefs as
Objectively False Value Judgments: A Philosophical
and Social-Psychological Analysis.” The Journal of
Social Philosophy 39 (1): 77–95. PDF.
“On the Very Idea of a Feminist Epistemology of
Science: Response to Commentators on Beyond
Epistemology: A Pragmatist Approach to Feminist
Science Studies.” Metascience
15: 27-37. PDF of
“Having It All: Naturalized Normativity in
Feminist Science Studies.” Hypatia: A
Journal of Feminist Philosophy 19(1):
Co-authored with Jonathan Kaplan. “Davidson and
Wittgenstein on Knowledge, Communication and
Social Justice.” In A House
Divided: Analytic and Continental Philosophy,
ed. Carlos Prado, Amherst: Humanities Press. PDF.
“What is Menstruation For? On the Projectibility
of Functional Predicates in Menstruation
in the History and Philosophy of the Biological
and Biomedical Sciences 33(4): 719-732. PDF.
Co-authored with Edrie Sobstyl. “Marking our
Territory: Demarcation Debates in the Philosophy
of Science and the Role of Feminist Science
Electra(lite), vol. 2.1, an electronic
journal special issue on Women, Science and
1998. “A Hasty Retreat from Evidence: The Recalcitrance of Relativism in Feminist Epistemology.” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 13(4): 88 -111. PDF.
2019. “Phronesis Lab:
Practical Wisdom in The City.” In The Routledge
Handbook of Philosophy of the City, eds. S.
Meagher, S. Noll, and J. Biehl, New York: Routledge,
Pluralism,” Notre Dame
Philosophical Reviews. http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/explanatory-pluralism/
2016. “Nancy McHugh’s The
Limits of Knowledge: Generating Pragmatist Feminist
Cases for Situated Knowing.” Hypatia Reviews Online.
2013. “Feminist Theories of
Evidence and Biomedical Research Communities: A Reply to
Goldenberg.” Social Epistemology Review and Reply
Collective 2 (12): 72-76.
2011. “Alexandra Shuford’s Feminist Epistemology and American Pragmatism: Dewey and Quine.” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. (http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=23309)
2008. “Sandra Harding’s Science and Social Inequality.” Hypatia 23 (2): 197-201.
2007. “Lorraine Code’s Ecological Thinking: The Politics of Epistemic Location.” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. (http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=8645)
2006. “Uses of Value Judgments in Science: Getting to the Point.” MIT Symposia on Gender, Race and Philosophy 2 (1): 1-6. (https://wikis.mit.edu/confluence/display/SGRP/January+2006+Symposium+I+(Anderson).
2006. “Truth and Predication by Donald Davidson.” Newsletter for the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy, vol. 105, pp. 59-61.
2006. “Meta-Scrutiny: A Review of Pinnick, Koertge and Almeder’s Scrutinizing Feminist Epistemology.” American Philosophical Association Newsletters 6 (1):11-13.
2004. “Joseph Rouse’s How Scientific Practices Matter.” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. (http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=1410)
2004. “On the Advancement of (Some) Women: A Review of Valian’s Why So Slow?” Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy 19 (2): 150-151.
2004. “Mary Midgley’s The Myths We Live By.” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. (http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=1384)
2003. “Re-valuing Rationality: A Review of Engendering Rationalities.” Speculative Philosophy 14 (4): 319-321.
2001. “Thinking Globally, Progressing Locally: Harding and Goonatilake on Global Science.” Social Epistemology 15 (4): 379-383. PDF
2001. “Donald Davidson.” In The Routledge Encyclopedia of Postmodernism, eds. Charles E. Winquist and Victor Taylor. London: Routledge, p. 82.
2001. “Science.” In The Routledge Encyclopedia of Postmodernism, eds. Charles E. Winquist and Victor Taylor. London: Routledge, p. 356.
1999. “Quine and Davidson at the World Congress of Philosophy.” American Philosophical Association Newsletters 99 (1): 57-58.