Original Significances: The Wrong Revisited

Miranda Fricker

in Epistemic Injustice

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9780198237907
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191706844 | DOI:
 Original Significances: The Wrong Revisited

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Two kinds of silence caused by testimonial injustice are identified: that of pre-emptive testimonial injustice, where the prejudice against the speaker's social type operates in advance to prevent their view even being solicited; and that particular kind of silence associated with forms of objectification — ‘silencing’. The wrong of testimonial injustice is further explored, exploiting certain cues from the work of Edward Craig to reveal it as a morally bad form of epistemic objectification. And, further, as an exclusion from the practice (that of pooling information) which dramatizes the very core of the concept of knowledge.

Keywords: pre-emptive testimonial injustice; silencing; objectification; concept of knowledge

Chapter.  7699 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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