Ph.D., 1982, State University of New York
Alison Wylie is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington. She holds a joint appointment with the Department of Anthropology. She received her Ph.D. from SUNY - Binghamton (Program in History and Philosophy of the Social and Behavioral Sciences) and holds an M.A. in Anthropology. Alison specializes in Philosophy of Science, Social Science, and History; and in Feminist Philosophy of Science. She has a long-standing interest in philosophical issues raised by archaeological practice, and by feminist analyses of science. These include questions about the status of evidence and ideals of objectivity, as well as the ethical and political dimensions of research practice. She is currently Co-editor of Hypatia, A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and recently completed six months as a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor at the University of Reading (UK).
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Books, Edited Volumes, Special Issues
- Feminist Legacies / Feminist Futures, Special Issue of Hypatia, co-edited with Lori Gruen, 25.4 (2010).
- Value-Free Science? Ideals and Illusions, co-edited with Harold Kincaid and John Dupré, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007.
- Doing Archaeology as a Feminist, co-edited with Margaret W. Conkey, Special Issue of Archaeological Method and Theory 14.3 (2007).
- Epistemic Diversity and Dissent I, Special Issue of Episteme, 3.1 and 3.2 (2006).
- Thinking from Things: Essays in the Philosophy of Archaeology, University of California Press, Berkeley CA, 2002.
- Annual Special Issue of Philosophy of the Social Sciences: “Selected Papers from the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable,” co-edited with James Bohman and Paul A. Roth, 2000-2010.
- “Archaeological Facts in Transit”, in How Well do ‘Facts’ Travel?, edited by Peter Howlett and Mary Morgan, Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 301-321.
- “Feminist Perspectives on Science”: co-authored with Elizabeth Potter and Wenda Bauchspies, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2010. Online: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminist-science/
- “The Appropriation of Archaeological Finds,” co-authored with George Nicholas, in The Ethics of Cultural Appropriation edited by James O. Young and Conrad G. Brunk, Routledge, 2009, pp. 11-54.
- "Agnotology in/of Archaeology," Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance, edited by Robert N. Proctor and Londa Schiebinger; Stanford University Press, 2008, pp. 183-2005
- “The Feminism Question in Science: What Does it Mean to ‘Do Social Science as a Feminist’?”, Handbook of Feminist Research, edited by Sharlene Hesse-Biber, Sage, 2007, pp. 567-578.
- ”Philosophy of Archaeology; Philosophy in Archaeology," in The Philosophy of Anthropology and Sociology, edited by Stephen Turner and Mark Risjord; Volume 15, Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, Elsevier Science, 2007, pp. 517-549
- "The Promise and Perils of an Ethic of Stewardship," in Embedding Ethics, edited by Lynn Meskell and Peter Pells, Berg Press, London, 2005, pp. 47-68.
- “Why Standpoint Matters,” in Science and Other Cultures, edited by Robert Figueroa and Sandra Harding, Routledge, New York, 2003, pp. 26-48
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