For “Comments on Haraway”, see my “Philosophy of Computational Social Science”
by Sebastian Benthall
One of my most frequently visited blog posts is titled “Comments on Haraway: Situated knowledge, bias, and code”. I have decided to password protect it.
If you are looking for a reference with the most important ideas from that blog post, I refer you to my paper, “Philosophy of Computational Social Science”. In particular, its section on “situated epistemology” discusses how I think computational social scientists should think about feminist epistemology.
I have decided to hide the original post for a number of reasons.
- I wrote it pointedly. I think all the points have now been made better elsewhere, either by me or by the greater political zeitgeist.
- Because it was written pointedly (even a little trollishly), I am worried that it may be easy to misread my intention in writing it. I’m trying to clean up my act :)
- I don’t know who keeps reading it, though it seems to consistently get around thirty or more hits a week. Who are these people? They won’t tell me! I think it matters who is reading it.
I’m willing to share the password with anybody who contacts me about it.