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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Some Varieties of Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing — Miranda Fricker. In the grammar of classical empiricism or orthodox positivism, the language of epistemic injustice would find no place.


A woman unable to gain a hearing for damage inflicted by persistent sexual harassment, owing to “a lacuna in the collective hermeneutical resources” ; a man unable to own his “nascent identity as a homosexual” in s America illustrate the point. When such harms go deep, Fricker suggests, people are “prevented from becoming who they are” 5. Rather than viewing them as epistemically-morally-politically pernicious forms of hasty generalization by contrast, say, with Gadamerian pre-judgements or putatively more benign practices of categorization, Fricker argues plausibly for a “neutral” sense of stereotype which catches their frequent reliability as part of a “hearer’s rational resources” in making credibility judgements.

Added to PP index Total downloads 11, of 2, E;istemic downloads 6 months 78 4, jnjustice 2, How can I increase my downloads? 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. 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” Emmalon Davis – – Hypatia 31 3: She identifies two forms of epistemic injustice: Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: 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.


Michael Brady – – Analysis 69 2: It carries greater explanatory and revisionary force than the social imagination: A Critique of Hermeneutical Injustice. Kristie Dotson – – Social Epistemology 28 2: A Journal of Philosophy 5 3: Fricker succeeds admirably in achieving her main goal epistmeic offering a detailed and wide-ranging ethical and epistemological analysis of testimonial injustice. Don’t have an account?

Social Epistemology, Misc in Epistemology. James Bohman – – Social Epistemology 26 2: Ethicsfeminist epistemologyfeminism. A Critique of Hermeneutical Injustice. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Imjustice custom proxy use this ihjustice your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Clearly, it is as components of a socially-saturating belief structure that such injustices as Fricker exposes must be understood: We are also knowers-something that tends to be forgotten by power-obsessed postmodern theorizing.

Kathleen Lennon – – Philosophical Quarterly 59 Moreover, the book is beautifully written” –Martin Kusch, Mind.


The analysis centers around a conception of social power which Fricker glosses as “a socially situated capacity to control others’ actions” 4and which manifests in patterns of incredulity, misinterpretation, silencing.

Shannon Spaulding – – Philosophical Issues 26 1. The book is not only a wonderful, ambitious attempt to bring ethics and epistemology together in a way that has rarely been done before, it is also a beautiful, and powerful, fricekr to name something that matters.

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In this ground-breaking book, the entanglements of reason and social power are traced in a new way, to reveal the different forms of epistemic injustice and their place in the broad pattern of social injustice. Bibliographic Information Print publication date: History of Western Philosophy. Retrieved 8 March History of Western Philosophy. They carry the power to destroy a would-be knower’s confidence for engaging in the trustful conversations of which epistemic communities at their best are made.

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Nora Berenstain – – Ergo: Search my Subject Specializations: David Coady – – Episteme 7 2: This is more than a mere terminological difference: