8. Feminist Philosophies of Science

Towards a Prophetic Epistemology

  1. J. B. Stump2 and
  2. Alan G. Padgett3
  1. Lisa L. Stenmark

Published Online: 19 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch8

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity

How to Cite

Stenmark, L. L. (2012) Feminist Philosophies of Science, in The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (eds J. B. Stump and A. G. Padgett), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118241455.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Bethel College, Indiana, USA

  2. 3

    Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

Author Information

  1. San Jose State University, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335712

Online ISBN: 9781118241455



  • feminist philosophies of science, prophetic epistemology;
  • feminists, problems of science, into the fabric of science;
  • feminist philosophies, groundwork for prophetic epistemology;
  • shift towards epistemology, rejecting dominant epistemologies;
  • Hartsock, feminist standpoint, of women being essentialized;
  • Code, “Knowing well,” meaning, to be responsible knowers;
  • feminist's emphasis, on context, values, social location;
  • ecological thinking, and epistemic complexity;
  • feminists' leaning to practical concerns, knowledge in commitment;
  • feminist philosophies, speaking for the voiceless


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Background

  • Themes in Feminist Philosophies of Science

  • Christianity and Feminist Philosophies of Science

  • Changing the Liturgy

  • Towards a Prophetic Epistemology

  • Note

  • References

  • Further Reading