Ethics, Policy and Environment 20 (2):156-167 (2017)

Ian Werkheiser
University Of Texas Rio Grande VAlley
One serious harm facing communities in the Anthropocene is epistemic loss. This is increasingly recognized as a harm in international policy discourses around adaptation to climate change. Epistemic loss is typically conceived of as the loss of a corpus of knowledge, or less commonly, as the further loss of epistemic methodologies. In what follows, I argue that epistemic loss also can involve the loss of epistemic self-determination, and that this framework can help to usefully examine adaptation policies.
Keywords Social Epistemology  Epistemic Justice  Environmental Justice  Anthropocene  Climate Change Adaptation  Climate Change Policy  Traditional Ecological Knowledge  Indigenous Sovereignty  Indigenous Climate Change Adaptation  Cultural Loss
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DOI 10.1080/21550085.2017.1342966
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