A Critique of Hermeneutical Injustice

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 111 (3pt3):479-486 (2011)
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Laura Beeby
California State University, Fullerton
Abstract
Recent work at the junction of epistemology and political theory focuses on the notion of epistemic injustice, the injustice of being wronged as a knower. Miranda Fricker (2007) identifies two kinds of epistemic injustice. I focus here on hermeneutical injustice in an attempt to identify a difficulty for Fricker's account. In particular, I consider the significance of background social conditions and suggest that an epistemic injustice should not rely on other forms of disadvantage to achieve its status as an injustice. Thus reformulated, the notion of epistemic injustice can help us to achieve an even deeper understanding of the relationship between knowledge and privilege.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2011.00319.x
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The Idea of Justice.Amartya Sen - 2009 - Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Epistemic Injustice — Power and the Ethics of Knowing.Miranda Flicker - 2008 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11 (1):117-119.

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