Philosophies of science/feminist theories by Duran, Jane.

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Published by Westview Press in Boulder, Colo .

Written in English

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  • Feminist theory,
  • Science -- Philosophy

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Other titlesPhilosophies of science, feminist theories
StatementJane Duran.
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LC ClassificationsHQ1190 .D85 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 206 p. ;
Number of Pages206
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Open LibraryOL402889M
ISBN 100813332990, 0813333253
LC Control Number98102367
OCLC/WorldCa38094935

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