Helen Longino

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  • Birth

    Born Helen Elizabeth Longino, she became a notable American Philosopher focusing on the significance of social interactions in scientific inquiry. Longino has written about the role of women in science and become an important figure in feminist epistemology.
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    Earned her BA from Barnard College in 1966, MA in Philosophy from Sussex University in 1967, and her PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1973. Her academic pursuits have been in the areas of philosophy of science, social epistemology, and feminist philosophy. After obtaining her PhD, Longino began teaching in San Diego, California.
  • "Science as Social Knowledge"

    "Science as Social Knowledge"
    In 1990, Longino began teaching at Rice University and also published her first major work, "Science as Social Knowledge" in which she argues that scientific methodology cannot be completely free of the social and cultural values structuring that knowledge and therefore not entirely objective as science has so often touted.
  • "The Fate of Knowledge"

    "The Fate of Knowledge"
    Longino published "The Fate of Knowledge" in 2001. This book builds on her first and elaborates on her work in various areas like that of social epistemology and the impact of social interaction on the production of knowledge.
  • Robert K. Merton Award for Best Book

    Perspective and Pluralities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=631gObE7ctA
    Taught at the University of Minnesota from 1995 to 2002, then joined the philosophy department at Stanford University. In 2002, Longino also received the Robert K. Merton Award for Best Book for her work on "The Fate of Knowledge."
  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences

    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    Longino remains the C.I. Lewis Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University and has published her third book, "Studying Human Behavior: How Scientists Investigate Aggression and Sexuality" (2013) for which she has received the Best Book in Feminist Philosophy Prize in 2014. Longino was admitted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016 for her work. Overall, Longino has contributed significantly to the discourse on feminist epistemology.