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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Moreover, the book is beautifully written” –Martin Kusch, Mind “In this elegantly crafted book, Miranda Fricker’s timely project of ‘looking at the negative space that is epistemic injustice’ comes to fruition 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.

Publications Pages Publications Pages. In its structural modality it is dispersed through the social order where it operates impersonally, almost imperceptibly, yet surely. eipstemic

Francesco Pupa – – Metaphilosophy 39 James Bohman – – Social Epistemology 26 2: Rae Langton – – Hypatia 25 2: Miranda Fricker – – Theoria: No categories specified categorize this paper. Chapter 1 illustrates testimonial injustice through compelling readings of gender power at work in Anthony Minghella’s screenplay of The Talented Mr. Retrieved 8 March Fricoer of the British Academy elected in Structurally, members of some social groups are ill-understood, marginalized, reduced to unintelligibility through patterns of testimonial and hermeneutic injustice that often seem injutice be everyone’s and no one’s responsibility.


Emmalon Davis – – Hypatia 31 3: Kristie Dotson – – Social Epistemology 28 2: Yet although a collective social imagination can be “an ethical and epistemic liability” it is also, in her view, a “mighty resource for social change” Toward a Theory of Willful Hermeneutical Ignorance. Fricker’s main aim is to illustrate the ethical aspects of two of our basic epistemic episyemic, namely conveying knowledge to others and making sense of our own social experiences.

Kathleen Lennon – – Philosophical Quarterly 59 Equally compelling is the rapprochement Fricker effects between ethics and epistemology, according neither absolute priority even though epistrmic affords her point of entry, yet demonstrating their mutual entanglement. We are social creatures-something that tends to be forgotten by traditional analytic epistemology.

Miranda Fricker

Fricker shows that virtue epistemology provides a general epistemological idiom in which these issues can be forcefully discussed. For Fricker, contesting such injustices and harms requires “collective social political change” — and, in her view, contentiously I shall suggest, “the political depends upon the ethical” 8.

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.

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

Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing – Oxford Scholarship

The Spiritual Automaton Eugene Marshall. Some Varieties of Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: In particular, the book constitutes a striking example of how contemporary epistemology can be enriched by a close attention to our experiences, and of how our understanding of epistemic matters can be deepened through the deployment of ideas from ethics, plitical theory and feminist philosophy.


Hence the very idea of epistemic injustice is innovative to the point of fticker a conceptual shift in epistemology as it has traditionally been practiced.

Miranda Fricker – Wikipedia

epistemmic In this kind of case, Fricker argues that as well as there being an injustice caused by possible outcomes such as the speaker missing a promotion at workthere is a testimonial injustice: With hermeneutical injustice, speakers’ knowledge claims fall into lacunae in the available conceptual resources, thus blocking their capacity fpistemic interpret, and thence to understand or claim a hearing for their experiences.

It carries greater explanatory and revisionary force than the social imagination: 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.

The explanations and arguments are rigorous without being overly technical, and the illustrations are interesting and epistmeic. Hermeneutical Injustice Conclusion Index. It is clear, well-written and well-structured. A Little of Her Language.

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