Episteme 14 (2):129-146 (2017)

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Faik Kurtulmus
Sabanci University
Gurol Irzik
Sabanci University
Abstract
In this article we develop an account of justice in the distribution of knowledge. We first argue that knowledge is a fundamental interest that grounds claims of justice due to its role in individuals’ deliberations about the common good, their personal good and the pursuit thereof. Second, we identify the epistemic basic structure of a society, namely, the institutions that determine individuals’ opportunities for acquiring knowledge and discuss what justice requires of them. Our main contention is that a systematic lack of opportunity to acquire knowledge one needs as an individual and a citizen because of the way the epistemic basic structure of a society is organized is an injustice. Finally, we discuss how our account relates to John Rawls’s influential theory of justice.
Keywords Distributive epistemic justice  Distributive epistemic injustice
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DOI 10.1017/epi.2015.65
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