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The Feminine Face of Science (TSD 8004)

Term: 2007-08 Spring Semester


Linda Shepherd
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This course briefly reviews the development of science as a masculine philosophy, examines the impact of feminism on it, and then expands on the qualities and ways of seeing offered by what Jung calls "the feminine principle." We will explore the role for feeling, nurturing, receptivity, subjectivity, cooperation, relatedness, and intuition in the questions, methods, and goals of science. It is the instructor's conviction that the feminine in both men and women can infuse science with a new spirit of cooperation and compassion. It can change long-held ideas about progress and about what makes "good science."