Pdf comments on miranda frickers epistemic injustice. Relational autonomy and epistemic injustice anu gender institute. Power and the ethics of knowing, miranda fricker sets out to explore the idea that there can be a distinctively epistemic kind of injustice 1. The concept of epistemic injustice was introduced by miranda fricker and refers to. Miranda fricker 2012 calls our attention to the phenomenon of epistemic injustice, or wrongs done against a person speci. The first theory of epistemic injustice was introduced in 2007 by british philosopher miranda fricker, who coined the term. Epistemic injustice department of philosophy university of bristol.
In response to alcoff, i primarily defend my conception of how an individual hearer might develop virtues of epistemic justice. Justice is one of the oldest and most central themes in philosophy, but in order to reveal the ethical dimension of our epistemic practices the focus must shift to. Replies to alcoff, goldberg, and hookway on epistemic injustice. Jonathan matheson, jose medina, judgment, justice, miranda fricker, popular science. Miranda fricker, epistemic justice as a condition of. Justice is one of the oldest and most central themes in philosophy, but in order to reveal the ethical dimension of our epistemic practices the focus must shift to injustice. But my present aim is to show that this wrong can also have a political significance.
Rae langton in this elegant and groundbreaking work, fricker names the phenomenon of epistemic injustice, and distinguishes two central forms of it, with their two corresponding remedies. The wrong is analysed in terms of a situated hermeneutical inequality. Fricker coined the term epistemic injustice, the concept of an injustice done. View enhanced pdf access article on wiley online library html view download pdf for offline viewing. In this paper i respond to three commentaries on epistemic injustice. The dual aim of this article is to reveal and explain a certain phenomenon of epistemic injustice as manifested in testimonial practice, and to arrive at a characterisation of the anti. Epistemic injustice mckinnon 2016 philosophy compass. In this interview miranda fricker, author of a recent book on the topic, explains this concept which lies at the intersection between epistemology and political philosophy. Epistemic injustice explores the idea that there is a distinctively epistemic kind of injustice injustice which consists in a wrong done to someone specifically in their capacity as a knower. Epistemic justice and a role for virtue in the politics of. Power and the ethics of knowing by miranda fricker.
According to fricker, there are two kinds of epistemic injustice. Miranda fricker, epistemic injustice power and the ethics of knowing article in ethical theory and moral practice 111 february 2007 with 56 reads how we measure reads. In previous work i have explored how the wrong of both kinds of epistemic injustice has both an ethical and an epistemic significancesomeone is wronged in their capacity as a knower. The nature of epistemic injustice ishani maitra, rutgers university, newark july 14, 2010 1. Fricker epistemic injustice power and the ethics of knowing.
Fricker has some important things to say about this sort of injustice. In this article, i discuss miranda frickers groundbreaking work on epistemic injustice, as well as more recent developments that both offer critique and expansion on the nature and extent of epistemic. Given how we normally think about justice in philosophy, the idea of epistemic injustice might. This book explores the idea that there is a distinctively epistemic kind of injustice. Traditional theories of social justice focus on the distribution of goods and resources and the institutional framework determining this distribution. Miranda fricker, epistemic injustice power and the ethics of knowing. This chapter identifies the second kind of epistemic injustice.
Miranda frickers book epistemic injustice is an original and stimulating contribution to contemporary epistemology. Miranda fricker, epistemic injustice power and the. Abstract in her 2007 book epistemic injustice miranda fricker identifies testimonial injustice as a case where a hearer assigns lower credibility. This chapter formulates a working definition of social power, and identifies and defines a subtype identity power. Testimonial injustice occurs when prejudice causes a hearer to give a deflated level of. Fricker coined the term epistemic injustice, the concept of an injustice done against someone specifically in their capacity as a knower, and explored the concept in her 2007 book epistemic injustice. Miranda frickers important study of epistemic injustice is focussed primarily on testimonial injustice and hermeneutic injustice. Epistemic injustice and the preservation of ignorance. It explores how agents capacities to make assertions and provide.
The dual aim of this article is to reveal and explain a certain phenomenon of epistemic injustice as manifested in testimonial practice, and to. In previous work i have explored how the wrong of both kinds of epistemic injustice has both an ethical and an epistemic significancesomeone is. Power and the ethics of knowing 2007, miranda fricker introduces the helpful notion of identity prejudice as a label for prejudices against people qua. Pdf epistemic injustice download full pdf book download.
Miranda fricker distinguishes two forms of epistemic injustice. Download full epistemic injustice book in pdf, epub, mobi and all ebook format. It is argued that reliable stereotypes are an essential heuristic in the making of credibility. Epistemic injustice paperback miranda fricker oxford. Epistemic justice as a condition of political freedom. Reviewed by lorraine code, york university in this elegantly crafted book, miranda frickers timely project of looking at the negative space that is epistemic injustice viii comes to fruition. Power and the ethics of knowing, oxford university press, 2007, 188pp. Miranda fricker, fba born 12 march 1966 is an english philosopher who is currently presidential professor of philosophy at the city university of new york graduate center. A great book by miranda fricker that has been long awaited. There are a number of phenomena that might be brought under the general head of epistemic injustice. The phenomenon to which she is here drawing attention is that by which many groups in society are marginalized with regard to the development of interpretative resources, including the. Fricker epistemic injustice pdf in this elegantly crafted book, miranda frickers timely project of looking at the negative space that is epistemic. Science communication and epistemic injustice, jonathan.
In epistemology, the very idea that there is a firstorder ethical dimension to our epistemic practices the idea that there is such a thing as epistemic justice remains obscure until we adjust the philosophical lens so that we see through to the negative. Prejudice in the credibility economy oxford scholarship. I shall first briefly revisit the broad idea of epistemic injustice, explaining how it can take either distributive or discriminatory form, in order to put the concepts of testimonial injustice and hermeneutical injustice in place. Domination, epistemic injustice and republican epistemology. This event is supported by the anu gender institute. Epistemic injustice occurs when someone is wronged in their capacity as. Frickers main aim is to illustrate the ethical aspects of two of our basic epistemic practices, namely conveying knowledge to others and making sense of.
Miranda fricker has introduced the insightful notion of epistemic injustice in the philosophical debate, thus bridging concerns of social. An international journal for theory, history and foundations of science, 23 1. Fricker, miranda 2008 forum on miranda frickers epistemic injustice. Epistemic injustice is unfairness related to knowledge. The pdf of the article gives specific page references. Epistemic injustice, ignorance, and trans experiences.
Epistemic justice and a role for virtue in the politics of knowing. With her conception of epistemic injustice, miranda fricker has opened up new normative dimensions for epistemology. Understanding epistemic injustice program keynote 1 epistemic injustice revisited miranda fricker university of sheffield i will present some respects in which the ideas of testimonial injustice and hermeneutical injustice have evolved since 2007. Epistemic injustice available for download and read online in other formats. Miranda frickers epistemic injustice is a wideranging and important book on a muchneglected topic. Although we have experienced epistemic injustice either in the role of acting it against others, or in the role of suffering because others act epistemic injustice against us, only miranda fricker could see this important issue so clearly and i am really grateful to her for bringing in the open her thoughts on actually everyday observation which just passes. Testimonial injustice occurs when others fail to treat you seriously as a source of knowledge. Introduction in her recent book epistemic injustice. Epistemic injustice explores the idea that there is a distinctively epistemic kind of injustice injustice which. Pdf fricker epistemic injustice power and the ethics.1086 1427 121 944 284 1429 1154 1348 248 531 13 211 1134 824 512 358 658 310 604 1003 406 768 1414 1292 146 172 343 133 74 342 106 75 475 1160 1302