Description
COLONIALITY AND THE DECOLONIZATION OF SCIENCE: HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY, RESPONSIBILITIES
** available as of 06/30/2021
This course explores questions concerned with Western science and its philosophy in light of the decolonization aspirations emerging in contemporary debates about Western colonialism, such as: Is Western science colonialist and racist? Is it possible to recover a genuine indigenous knowledge? What are the epistemological responsibilities of the Western colonialist powers? Can Western scientific modes of thought which, according to some theorists, have been affected by colonialism and racism be decolonized? Is a reparative science possible and desirable? More broadly, should scientists commit to a universal declaration of epistemic responsibility towards coloniality?
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Offering
Course
HPS 2116
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
History & Philosophy of Sci
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus