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Season 2009 Episode 0711

Sex, Knowledge and Society

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Sex, Knowledge and Society
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Is science culturally based? Does gender play a role in scientific study? And why do famous philosophers always have beards?In this discussion from the Adelaide Festival of Ideas we find out more about some of the most important issues of our time; sex, knowledge and society.Tracing the history of the traditionally male-dominated disciplines of philosophy and science, the panelists discuss how we might alter the ways we think about gender and culture in the sciences and institutions.Natasha Mitchell is a science broadcaster and presenter of ABC Radio National's "All in the Mind."Simon Blackburn is a Professor of Philosophy at Cambridge University. He has written a number of books including Truth: A Guide For The Perplexed and Lust.Karen Green is the Associate Professor of Philosophy at Monash University. She is the author of A History of Women's Political Thought in Europe, among other titles about women and politics and philosophy.Londa Schiebinger is a Professor of the History of Science at Stanford University. She has also written and co-written several books including Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance, The Mind Has No Sex? Women in the Origins of Modern Science and Gendered Innovations in Science and Engineering.moreless
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