First and foremost I would like to express my gratitude to both the organizers of and participants on this panel. I am grateful for their attention, for the seriousness of their comments, and for their criticism. One criticism in particular recurs in several of these articles—namely, of the paucity of empirical evidence supporting my “position.” Let me say from the start that this criticism is clearly warranted. Before my article might even be considered to constitute an argument, or to elaborate a “position,” it would definitely require more evidence, more specificity, and better grounding in concrete examples. I readily grant all this. But I would like to suggest that my article is intended more as a provocation than as an argument. I do, of course, have positions—positions for which I have elsewhere argued extensively and that clearly motivate this attempt to...
Response to Comments on “Globalization, Scientific Lexicons, and the Future of Biology”
Evelyn Fox Keller is professor emerita in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. She received her PhD in theoretical physics at Harvard University, worked for a number of years at the interface of physics and biology, and then turned to the study of gender and science, and more generally, to the history and philosophy of science. She is the author of many books (e.g., A Feeling for the Organism, Reflections on Gender and Science, The Century of the Gene, Making Sense of Life, and The Mirage of a Space between Nature and Nurture), the recipient of numerous awards and honors, and member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A new book, Culture without Culturalism: The Making of Scientific Knowledge, coedited by Karine Chemla, has just been published.
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Evelyn Fox Keller; Response to Comments on “Globalization, Scientific Lexicons, and the Future of Biology”. East Asian Science, Technology and Society 1 September 2017; 11 (3): 417–419. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/18752160-3940113
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