Hidden Costs of Inquiry: Exploitation, World-Travelling and Marginalized Lives

Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 31 (2):153-173 (2021)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

There are many good reasons to learn about the lives of people who have less social privilege than we do. We might want to understand their circumstances in order to have informed opinions on social policy, or to make our institutions more inclusive. We might also want to cultivate empathy for its own sake. Much of this knowledge is gained through social scientific or humanistic research into others' lives. The entitlement to theorize about or study the lives of marginalized others is often granted under the presumption of academic freedom. This paper will not question whether academic freedom licenses us to do so in the first place ; instead, I will...

Similar books and articles

Epistemic Exploitation.Nora Berenstain - 2016 - Ergo: An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 3:569-590.
More lives, better lives.Christopher Belshaw - 2003 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 6 (2):127-141.
The story of a life.Connie S. Rosati - 2013 - Social Philosophy and Policy 30 (1-2):21-50.
World-Traveling, Double Consciousness, and Laughter.Chris A. Kramer - 2017 - Israeli Journal for Humor Research 2 (6):93-119.
Trading Lives.Frank Fair - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 14:29-33.
Invisible Enemies: Coronavirus and Other Hidden Threats.D. M. Shaw - 2020 - Journal of Bioethical Inquiry 17 (4):531-534.
The ethics of morphing.Caspar Hare - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 145 (1):111 - 130.
Does the Lack of Cosmic Meaning Make Our Lives Bad?Thaddeus Metz - 2022 - Journal of Value Inquiry 56 (1):37-50.
Headaches, Lives and Value.Dale Dorsey - 2009 - Utilitas 21 (1):36.

Analytics

Added to PP
2021-06-12

Downloads
290 (#65,281)

6 months
119 (#26,817)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Audrey Yap
University of Victoria

Citations of this work

How do lines of inquiry unfold? Insights from journalism.Susanna Siegel - forthcoming - Oxford Studies in Epistemology: Special Issue on Applied Epistemology.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references