The conventional proper scientific self has an ethical obligation to strive to see everywhere in the universe from no particular location in that universe: he is to produce the view from nowhere. What different conceptions of the proper scientific self are created by the distinctive assumptions and research practices of social justice movements, such as feminism, anti-racism, and post-colonialism? Three such new ideals are: the multiple and conflicted knowing self; the researcher strategically located inside her research world; and the community that knows.
"After Mr. Nowhere: What Kind of Proper Self for a Scientist?,"
Feminist Philosophy Quarterly:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/fpq/vol1/iss1/2