Crítica, Revista Hispanoamericana de Filosofía, Volume 46, number 137, agosto 2014
La filosofía de la biología y los estudios de género. Una simbiosis demorada
[Philosophy of Biology and Gender Studies. A Delayed Symbiosis]
Fabrizzio Guerrero Mc Manus
Centro de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias en Ciencias y Humanidades
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Abstract: This text seeks to promote a more fruitful collaboration between philosophers of biology and gender specialists. Framed under the Analytical Feminist perspective, it offers two examples that emphasize the fecundity of this effort. On the one hand, the accusations of essentialism usually endorsed against biological approaches to gender and sexuality are revisited and reframed in light of the philosophy of taxonomy. On the other hand, the structure of the biological explanations of gender and sexuality is discussed taking into account the ontogeny and phylogeny fallacies.
Keywords: analytical feminism, methodological essentialism, phylogeny fallacy, ontogeny fallacy and agnotology

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