In this elegantly crafted book, Miranda Fricker’s timely project of “looking at the negative space that is epistemic injustice” (viii) comes to fruition. : Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing ( ): Miranda Fricker: Books. Fricker shows that virtue epistemology provides a general epistemological idiom in which these issues can be forcefully discussed.

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Testimonial Injustice Without Credibility Deficit. Kusch – – Mind In particular, she wishes to investigate the fricked that there are prevalent and distinctively epistemic forms of injustice related to these aspects of our epistemic lives, injustices which reflect the fact that our actual epistemic practices are socially situated.

She may make a good case, but prejudice causes the listeners to believe her arguments to be less competent or sincere and thus less believable. In short, they are wronged in their capacity as knowers 21and especially so by what Fricker calls “tracker prejudices” which are systematic in their capacity to “track” a person of that social type or kind across an entire repertoire of activities, of which economic, educational, professional, sexual, legal, political, religious practices provide a representative sampling Fricker adjusts the philosophical lens so that we see through to the negative space that is epistemic injustice.

Francesco Pupa – – Metaphilosophy 39 Kristie Dotson – – Social Epistemology 28 2: The book reveals epistemic injustice as a potent yet largely silent dimension of discrimination, analyses the wrong it perpetrates, and constructs two hybrid ethical-intellectual virtues of epistemic justice which aim to forestall it.


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Stereotypes and the practices they engender are no one’s and everyone’s within a social imagination where members of a society readily grant them “cognitive sanctuary”, to borrow Fricker’s apt phrase 38, n. Sign in Create an account. Epistemic Injustice Power and the Ethics of Knowing Miranda Fricker Ground-breaking work on a new subject in philosophy Fascinating exploration of the relationship between knowledge and power Virtue epistemology is a hot topic in philosophy.

The question of who singular or plural determines the colour scheme of this world remains an open one; but there are guidelines at least in the direction of a basic, if tacit, “do no harm” principle, and more actively in the positive role the account accords to the development of a virtuous epistemic “second nature” 85 for which there is a precedent in Aristotelian moral philosophy. Search my Subject Specializations: Christopher Hookway – – Episteme 7 2: Ethics of Belief in Epistemology.

The book consists of an introduction, seven chapters, and a brief conclusion. As a result, Epistemic Injustice makes a significant contribution, not just to epistemology, but to all of the disciplines. Sign in to use this feature.

Prejudice In The Credibility Economy 3. Not being asked blocks possibilities of epistemic collaboration, contestation, negotiation; it silences the voices of the powerless, objectifies them epistemically, thereby again enacting imjustice of dehumanizing testimonial injustice that the preempt the exchanges — the team-work in Craig’s words — on which viable epistemic community depends.


With this book Miranda Fricker has opened space for the new meanings the “more squarely political” analysis will require. Two Concepts of Epistemic Injustice.

Fricker succeeds admirably in achieving her main goal of offering a detailed and wide-ranging ethical and epistemological analysis of testimonial injustice. This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and frifker at book and chapter level.

Domination, Epistemic Injustice and Republican Epistemology. When such harms go deep, Fricker suggests, people are “prevented from becoming who they are” 5.

Laura Beeby – – Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 3pt3: Toward a Theory of Willful Hermeneutical Ignorance.

Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing

In so doing it moves epistemology into places where knowing matters to people’s lives, and where formal analyses abstracted from situations and experiences offer minimal guidance for good epistemic conduct. Academic Skip to main content. While ethical knowledge remains uncodifiable, on this account it can, with appropriate sensitivity-training, be sufficiently sure to foster wise judgement, yet sufficiently open to accommodate and evaluate surprises.

Injusticw Laws of Belief Wolfgang Spohn.

Miranda Fricker – – Theoria: Worth noting, too, is Fricker’s reading of Simone de Beauvoir’s “epistemic humiliation” in a well-known argument with Jean-Paul Sartre: