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Department of History and Philosophy of Science


The Power and Identity group meets every two weeks on Mondays at 2pm on Teams. Organised by Rory Kent (rdk32).

Lent Term 2021

We will discuss the following readings:

1 February

Sharyn Clough, 'Charity, Peace, and the Social Epistemology of Science Controversies', in Social Epistemology and Relativism, eds. Natalie Ashton, Martin Kusch, Robin McKenna, and Katharina Sodoma (London: Routledge, 2020). Available online.

15 February

Nancy S Jecker, 'Nothing to Be Ashamed Of: Sex Robots for Older Adults with Disabilities', Journal of Medical Ethics (forthcoming). Available online.

1 March

Frances Hemsley, 'Reading Heredity in Racist Environments: Epigenetic Imaginaries in Bessie Head's The Cardinals', Medical Humanities (forthcoming). Available online.

15 March

Nokuthula Hlabangane, 'Can a Methodology Subvert the Logics of its Principal? Decolonial Medications', in Perspectives on Science 26, no. 6 (2018).