Testimonial Injustice

Miranda Fricker

in Epistemic Injustice

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780198237907
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191706844 | DOI:
 Testimonial Injustice

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This chapter formulates a working definition of social power, and identifies and defines a sub-type — identity power. The first kind of epistemic injustice is explored: testimonial injustice, wherein a speaker receives an unfair deficit of credibility from a hearer owing to prejudice on the hearer's part. A distinction between systematic and incidental testimonial injustice is explained.

Keywords: social power; identity power; credibility; testimony

Chapter.  9231 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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