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Helen De Cruz
Saint Louis University
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This paper examines the role of prestige bias in shaping academic philosophy, with a focus on its demographics. I argue that prestige bias exacerbates the structural underrepresentation of minorities in philosophy. It works as a filter against (among others) philosophers of color, women philosophers, and philosophers of low socio-economic status. As a consequence of prestige bias our judgments of philosophical quality become distorted. I outline ways in which prestige bias in philosophy can be mitigated.
Keywords metaphilosophy  prestige bias  minorities in philosophy
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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.3998/ergo.12405314.0005.010
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