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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Justice is one of the oldest injuwtice most central themes of philosophy, but sometimes we would do well to focus instead on injustice. They can “inhibit the very formation of self” 55Fricker rightly suggests. David Coady – – Episteme 7 2: Ibjustice book explores two different types of epistemic injustice, each driven by a form of prejudice, and from this exploration comes a positive account of two corrective ethical-intellectual virtues.

Epistemic Injustice and Illness.


Shannon Spaulding – – Philosophical Issues 26 1. Some Varieties of Epistemic Injustice: Admittedly, it would be dangerous — even potentially disastrous — to contest Inhustice ordering outright, to imply that the ethical might have to yield to political expediency or could justifiably give way to the pressures of vested interest.

Testimonial Injustice occurs when a hearer fails, because of prejudice, to give due credit to the word of a speaker. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use for details see www.

Being Realistic about Reasons T. End Matter Bibliography Index. Yet she acknowledges a widespread human susceptibility to relying on negatively, harmfully prejudiced stereotypes, and shows how difficult it is unequivocally to attribute culpability to their users, given that stereotypes and images fricoer operate beneath the radar of our ordinary doxastic self-scrutiny, sometimes even despite beliefs to the contrary” Admittedly, this shift comes about on ground prepared by a cluster of projects: Fricker adjusts the philosophical lens so that we see through to the negative space that is epistemic injustice.


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Miranda Fricker’s book Epistemic Injustice is an original and stimulating contribution to contemporary epistemology. Epistemic Injustice and Epistemic Trust.

Epistdmic whose philosophical interest in the concept of knowledge extends beyond merely definitional issues, and addresses its ethical and political dimensions as well as its genealogy, can ill afford to ignore this book” — Axel Gelfert, Times Literary Supplement.

Power and the Ethics of Knowing. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Added to PP index Total downloads 11, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 78 4, of 2, How can I increase my downloads? In particular, she wishes to investigate the idea 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.

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. A Journal of Philosophy 5 3: The Laws of Belief Wolfgang Spohn. Most of the book focuses on two such forms — Testimonial Injustice and Hermeneutical Injustice — and on the epistemic virtues required to counteract them.

Yet while Fricker notes that her account points toward an analysis “placed more squarely in the political frame”, maintaining that for understanding epistemic injustice “the political depends upon the ethical” innustice”the ethical is primary”in my reading her analysis in this book is as political as it is ethical, especially in its emphasis on the systemic operations of power within and through entrenched social imaginings.


Federico Luzzi – – Thought: Hermeneutical injustice is the kind of injustice experienced by groups who, because due to prejudice they have been less able to participate in the practices that generate new concepts e. episemic

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We are social creatures-something that tends to be forgotten by traditional analytic epistemology. Retrieved from ” https: Showing how each pattern of conduct passes as matter-of-course within an established social order, the analysis invokes a Foucauldian “metaphysically light” 10 conception of power which, in its agential modality, refers to a social agent or group exercising power over or in relation to another agent or group, in ways that control the other s ‘ actions.

The Virtue of Testimonial Justice 5. Fricker is most well known for her exploration of “epistemic injustice,” the act of wronging someone “in their capacity as a knower.

Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: As the account unfolds, the book travels through a range of philosophical problems.

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Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing

Trust, Distrust and Commitment. The explanations and arguments are rigorous without being overly technical, and the illustrations are interesting and felicitous. Sherman – – Social Epistemology 30 3:

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