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    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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    Approaches to feminism
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2008.
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    The Hidden Structure of Quine’s Attack on Analyticity
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 20 (2): 257-262. 1982.
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    Sexuality
    In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics, Oxford University Press. 2005.
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    Topics in Feminism
    In Edward N. Zalta (ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, The Metaphysics Research Lab. pp. 1--22. 2004.
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    Preface
    Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (1): 5-6. 2012.
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    Lay understanding and scientific accounts of female sexuality and orgasm provide a fertile site for demonstrating the importance of including epistemologies of ignorance within feminist epistemologies. Ignorance is not a simple lack. It is often constructed, maintained, and disseminated and is linked to issues of cognitive authority, doubt, trust, silencing, and uncertainty. Studying both feminist and nonfeminist understandings of female orgasm reveals practices that suppress or erase bodies of …Read more
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    This essay aims to clarify the value of developing systematic studies of ignorance as a component of any robust theory of knowledge. The author employs feminist efforts to recover and create knowledge of women's bodies in the contemporary women's health movement as a case study for cataloging different types of ignorance and shedding light on the nature of their production. She also helps us understand the ways resistance movements can be a helpful site for understanding how to identify, critiqu…Read more
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    Sulfate Aerosol Geoengineering: The Question of Justice
    with Toby Svoboda, Klaus Keller, and Marlos Goes
    Public Affairs Quarterly 25 (3): 157-180. 2011.
    Some authors have called for increased research on various forms of geoengineering as a means to address global climate change. This paper focuses on the question of whether a particular form of geoengineering, namely deploying sulfate aerosols in the stratosphere to counteract some of the effects of increased greenhouse gas concentrations, would be a just response to climate change. In particular, we examine problems sulfate aerosol geoengineering (SAG) faces in meeting the requirements of dist…Read more
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    Revealing Male Bodies (edited book)
    with Maurice Hamington, William Cowling, Greg Johnson, and Terrance MacMullan
    Indiana University Press. 2002.
    Revealing Male Bodies is the first scholarly collection to directly confront male lived experience. There has been an explosion of work in men’s studies, masculinity issues, and male sexuality, in addition to a growing literature exploring female embodiment. Missing from the current literature, however, is a sustained analysis of the phenomenology of male-gendered bodies. Revealing Male Bodies addresses this omission by examining how male bodies are physically and experientially constituted by t…Read more
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    Introduction
    Hypatia 2 (3): 1-4. 1987.
    An overview of the essays in Part I of the special edition of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy devoted to feminism and science
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    This essay aims to clarify the value of developing systematic studies of ignorance as a component of any robust theory of knowledge. The author employs feminist efforts to recover and create knowledge of women's bodies in the contemporary women's health movement as a case study for cataloging different types of ignorance and shedding light on the nature of their production. She also helps us understand the ways resistance movements can be a helpful site for understanding how to identify, critiqu…Read more
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    Studys the philosophy of Aristotle, Plato, Descartes, Rousseau, Kant, Hume, Locke, and Hegel and examines their underlying assumptions about women
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    The National Science Foundation (NSF) in the United States, like many other funding agencies all over the globe, has made large investments in interdisciplinary research in the sciences and engineering, arguing that interdisciplinary research is an essential resource for addressing emerging problems, resulting in important social benefits. Using NSF as a case study for problem that might be relevant in other contexts as well, I argue that the NSF itself poses a significant barrier to such resear…Read more
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    Climate change and human rights
    In Thomas Cushman (ed.), Handbook of Human Rights, Routledge. pp. 410. 2011.
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    The Less Noble Sex: Scientific, Religious, and Philosophical Conceptions of Woman's Nature
    with Mildred Jeanne Peterson
    Indiana University Press. 1993.
    "This highly-readable work traces a set of beliefs about the nature of woman that have informed, and in turn have been reinforced by, science, religion, and philosophy from the classical period to the nineteenth century.... [T]his book’s analysis lends support to claims that the gender system affected our very conceptions of science." —Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences "An important book for the educated general public as well as for scholars in many disciplines. Highly recommend…Read more