• The Paradox of Liberatory Activism: The Promise of Decisive Hyper-Activism
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 35 (4): 388-400. 2021.
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    Attention to Values Helps Shape Convergence Research
    with Casey Helgeson, Robert E. Nicholas, Klaus Keller, and Chris E. Forest
    Climatic Change. forthcoming.
    Convergence research is driven by specific and compelling problems and requires deep integration across disciplines. The potential of convergence research is widely recognized, but questions remain about how to design, facilitate, and assess such research. Here we analyze a seven-year, twelve-million-dollar convergence project on sustainable climate risk management to answer two questions. First, what is the impact of a project-level emphasis on the values that motivate and tie convergence resea…Read more
  • Book Reviews (review)
    Gender and Society 7 (2): 293-295. 1993.
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    From a Lifeboat Ethic to Anthropocenean Sensibilities
    Environmental Philosophy 17 (1): 101-123. 2020.
    To claim that “humans have become a geological agent,” to worry that “humans are interrupting, refashioning, and accelerating natural processes” is to reinforce metaphysical divides—humans and nature, the cultural and the natural. It is furthermore to reinforce all the narratives from which these divides are animated: modernity, colonialization, enlightenment with their attendant discourses of progress, control, and purity. In its place I advocate Anthropocenean sensibilities. Sensibilities in w…Read more
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    Learning About Forest Futures Under Climate Change Through Transdisciplinary Collaboration Across Traditional and Western Knowledge Systems
    with Erica Smithwick, Christopher Caldwell, Alexander Klippel, Robert M. Scheller, Rebecca Bliege Bird, Klaus Keller, Dennis Vickers, Melissa Lucash, Robert E. Nicholas, Stacey Olson, Kelsey L. Ruckert, Jared Oyler, Casey Helgeson, and Jiawei Huang
    In Stephen G. Perz (ed.), Collaboration Across Boundaries for Social-Ecological Systems Science, Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 153-184. 2019.
    We provide an overview of a transdisciplinary project about sustainable forest management under climate change. Our project is a partnership with members of the Menominee Nation, a Tribal Nation located in northern Wisconsin, United States. We use immersive virtual experiences, translated from ecosystem model outcomes, to elicit human values about future forest conditions under alternative scenarios. Our project combines expertise across the sciences and humanities as well as across cultures and…Read more
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    Why Simpler Computer Simulation Models Can Be Epistemically Better for Informing Decisions
    with Casey Helgeson, Vivek Srikrishnan, and Klaus Keller
    Philosophy of Science 88 (2): 213-233. 2021.
    For computer simulation models to usefully inform climate risk management, uncertainties in model projections must be explored and characterized. Because doing so requires running the model many ti...
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    Understanding scientists' computational modeling decisions about climate risk management strategies using values-informed mental models
    with Lauren Mayer, Kathleen Loa, Bryan Cwik, Klaus Keller, Chad Gonnerman, Andrew Parker, and Robert Lempert
    Global Environmental Change 42 107-116. 2017.
    When developing computational models to analyze the tradeoffs between climate risk management strategies (i.e., mitigation, adaptation, or geoengineering), scientists make explicit and implicit decisions that are influenced by their beliefs, values and preferences. Model descriptions typically include only the explicit decisions and are silent on value judgments that may explain these decisions. Eliciting scientists’ mental models, a systematic approach to determining how they think about climat…Read more
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    Border Arte Philosophy: Altogether Beyond Philosophy
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 32 (1): 70. 2018.
    Only what has no history is definable.He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.We enter the silence, go inward, attend to feelings and to the inner cenote, the creative reservoir where earth, female, and water energies merge. Through our artworks we cross the border into other subjective levels of awareness, shift into different and new terrains of Mestizaje.Some who engage in liber…Read more
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    Guest Editors' Introduction
    Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (1): 1-2. 2017.
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    This history of reproductive theories from Aristotle to the preformationists provides an excellent illustration of the ways in which the gender/science system informs the process of scientific investigation. In this essay I examine the effects of the bias of woman's inferiority upon theories of human reproduction. I argue that the adherence to a belief in the inferiority of the female creative principle biased scientific perception of the nature of woman's role in human generation.
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    Fleshing Gender, Sexing the Body
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 35 (S1): 53-71. 1997.
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    Philosophical Studies 85 (2-3): 117-117. 1997.
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    An Infused Dialogue, Part 1: Borders, Fusions, Influence
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 30 (1): 1-14. 2016.
    We begin at the site of borders, the demarcations between us, between: my body and your body, humans and nonhuman animals, habits of thought and institutional structures, nature and culture, subject and object. We find ourselves between the devil and the deep blue sea. Differences, distinctions, and borders are key to knowing and acting responsibly. Yet we are “held captive” by particular habits of understanding that police such borders with unbecoming fervor. We desire to trouble these borders …Read more
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    The Forgetting of Gender
    Teaching New Histories of Philosophy 61-85. 2004.
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    The Role of the National Science Foundation Broader Impacts Criterion in Enhancing Research Ethics Pedagogy
    with Seth D. Baum, Michelle Stickler, James S. Shortle, Klaus Keller, Kenneth J. Davis, Donald A. Brown, and Erich W. Schienke
    Social Epistemology 23 (3): 317-336. 2009.
    The National Science Foundation's Second Merit Criterion, or Broader Impacts Criterion , was introduced in 1997 as the result of an earlier Congressional movement to enhance the accountability and responsibility as well as the effectiveness of federally funded projects. We demonstrate that a robust understanding and appreciation of NSF BIC argues for a broader conception of research ethics in the sciences than is currently offered in Responsible Conduct of Research training. This essay advocates…Read more
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    Re-fusing nature/nurture
    Women's Studies International Forum 6 (6). 1983.
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    Hypatia 3 (1): 1-4. 1988.
    An overview of the essays in the second issue of the special edition of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy devoted to feminism and science
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    The goal of this paper is to articulate and advocate for an enhanced role for philosophers of science in the domain of science policy as well as within the science curriculum. I argue that philosophy of science as a field can learn from the successes as well as the mistakes of bioethics and begin to develop a new model that includes robust contributions to the science classroom, research collaborations with scientists, and a role for public philosophy through involvement in science policy develo…Read more
  • Engendering Rationalities (edited book)
    with Sandra Morgen
    State University of New York Press. 2001.
    Cutting edge feminist investigations of rationality
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    The Radical Future of Feminist Empiricism
    Hypatia 7 (1): 100-114. 1992.
    I argue that Nelson's feminist transformation of empiricism provides the basis of a dialogue across three currently competing feminist epistemologies: feminist empiricism, feminist standpoint theories, and postmodern feminism, a dialogue that will result in a dissolution of the apparent tensions between these epistemologies and provide an epistemology with the openness and fluidity needed to embrace the concerns of feminists.
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    Hypatia 14 (1). 1999.
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    Quine’s Hidden Premises
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 21 (1): 123-135. 1983.
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    Feminist Interpretations of Plato (edited book)
    Penn State Press. 1994.
    The essays in this anthology explore the full spectrum of Plato's philosophy and are representative of the variety of perspectives within feminist criticism.
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    This essay delineates the contributions of feminist critiques of science to contemporary reconstructions of empiricism. I argue that three central tenets arise from feminist attention to the dynamics of gender and oppression in the theories and methods of science: 1) a rejection of the science/politics dichotomy; 2) an acknowledgement of the epistemic import of subjective components of knowledge; and 3) a reconfiguration of the subject of knowledge. These three tenets are illustrated and support…Read more