Hacia una ciencia redefinida. La propuesta de Helen Longino

  1. María José Tacoronte Domínguez 1
  2. Margarita Santana de la Cruz 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01r9z8p25

Laguna: Revista de Filosofía

ISSN: 1132-8177

Year of publication: 2020

Issue: 46

Pages: 27-45

Type: Article

DOI: 10.25145/J.LAGUNA.2020.46.02 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor


This paper presents the epistemological proposal of Helen Longino, a philosopher of science who understands scientific knowledge as an unfinished result and who takes into account the context for its realization, the subjects who do science, the importance of criticism as a tool for the improvement of knowledge and science. The normative values that this author postulates are presented, and they are compared with the proposal of Thomas Kuhn, in order to make explicit a novel and alternative proposal to traditional science, which takes into account other perspectives to improve the conduct of scientific activity (which is social), and the democratization of it.