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Guest speaker Sandra Harding to discuss 'standpoint theory' at NMSU

Feminist philosopher Sandra Harding will visit New Mexico State University and give a lecture, "Objectivity and diversity: the case of gender and development," at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the Health and Social Services Room 101A.

Harding's presentation will explore how stronger standards of objectivity can be achieved in gender criticisms of Third World development policies and practices. She will also discuss her famous "standpoint theory," with emphasis on gender and development issues.

"Harding is a world-class scholar whose work is widely read, not only by philosophers working on philosophy of science, epistemology and feminism, but also by scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, policy makers, critical theorists, education theorists and many others," said Lori Keleher, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Philosophy. "We are thrilled to have her, and we expect that her talk will attract a wide audience."

In addition to her work as a professor, Harding has written several books, including "Science and Social Inequality: Feminist and Postcolonial Issues, and The Science Question in Feminism."

The event is free and open to the public.