The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice

The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice

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In the era of information and communication, issues of misinformation and miscommunication are more pressing than ever. Epistemic injustice - one of the most important and ground-breaking subjects to have emerged in philosophy in recent years - refers to those forms of unfair treatment that relate to issues of knowledge, understanding, and participation in communicative practices. The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject. The first collection of its kind, it comprises over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors, divided into five parts: * Core Concepts * Liberatory Epistemologies and Axes of Oppression * Schools of Thought and Subfields within Epistemology * Socio-political, Ethical, and Psychological Dimensions of Knowing * Case Studies of Epistemic Injustice. As well as fundamental topics such as testimonial and hermeneutic injustice and epistemic trust, the Handbook includes chapters on important issues such as social and virtue epistemology, objectivity and objectification, implicit bias, and gender and race. Also included are chapters on areas in applied ethics and philosophy, such as law, education, and healthcare. The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice is essential reading for students and researchers in ethics, epistemology, political philosophy, feminist theory, and philosophy of race. It will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as cultural studies, sociology, education and more

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  • Hardback | 456 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 27.94mm | 916.26g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1st ed.
  • 2 black & white line drawings
  • 1138828254
  • 9781138828254
  • 2,209,071

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"This could not be a more timely and consequential book. The editors assemble an impressive cross-section of contributors actively engaged in debates about the nature of epistemic violence, injustice, and responsibility. Best of all, they turn their gaze back on philosophy itself, and they turn it outward, asking what strategies of resistance, disruption, prevention and repair make sense, given their diagnoses of the problem. This is philosophy that 'lets the world in'." - Alison Wylie, University of Washington - Seattle, USA, and Durham University, UK "The chapters collected here are authored by an all-star cast. They ably explore the many implications of epistemic injustice across philosophical sub-fields and through timely case studies. This Handbook takes the next step in broadening and deepening our understanding of this distinctive form of harm." - Michael Brownstein, John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY), USA "This is a timely and well-constructed volume on the state of discussions around epistemic injustice. The interdisciplinary nature of the chapters and the comprehensiveness of the coverage makes it a 'must-read' for anyone interested in investigations into epistemic injustice today. I, for one, sincerely thank the editors for their service in bringing together diverse authors and an expansive range of topics for this grand and successful book." - Kristie Dotson, Michigan State University, USAshow more

About Ian James Kidd

Ian James Kidd is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, UK. With Jonathan Beale he is editor of Wittgenstein and Scientism (Routledge, 2017). Jose Medina is Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, USA. He is the author of four books, including The Epistemology of Resistance: Gender and Racial Oppression, Epistemic Injustice, and Resistant Imaginations (2013). Gaile Pohlhaus, Jr. is Associate Professor of Philosophy and affiliate of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Miami University, more

Table of contents

Introduction Ian James Kidd, Jose Medina, and Gaile Pohlhaus, Jr. Part 1: Core Concepts 1. Varieties of Epistemic Injustice Gaile Pohlhaus, Jr. 2. Varieties of Testimonial Injustice Jeremy Wanderer 3. Varieties of Hermeneutical Injustice Jose Medina 4. Evolving Concepts of Epistemic Injustice Miranda Fricker 5. Epistemic Injustice as Distributive Injustice David Coady 6. Trust, Distrust, and Epistemic Injustice Katherine Hawley 7. Forms of Knowing and Epistemic Resources Alexis Shotwell 8. Epistemic Responsibility Lorraine Code 9. Ideology Charles Mills Part 2: Liberatory Epistemologies and Axes of Oppression 10. Intersectionality and Epistemic Injustice Patricia Hill Collins 11. Feminist Epistemology: The Subject of Knowledge Nancy Tuana 12. Epistemic Injustice and the Philosophy of Race Luvell Anderson 13. Decolonial Praxis and Epistemic Injustice Andrea J. Pitts 14. Queer Epistemology and Epistemic Injustice Kim Q. Hall 15. Allies Behaving Badly: Gaslighting as Epistemic Injustice Rachel McKinnon 16. Knowing Disability Differently Shelley Tremain Part 3: Schools of Thought and Subfields within Epistemology 17. Power/Knowledge/Resistance: Foucault and Epistemic Injustice Amy Allen 18. Epistemic Injustice and Phenomenology Lisa Guenther 19. On the Harms of Epistemic Injustice: Pragmatism and Transactional Epistemology Shannon Sullivan 20. Social Epistemology and Epistemic Injustice Sanford Goldberg 21. Testimonial Injustice, Epistemic Vice, and Virtue Epistemology Heather Battaly Part 4: Socio-political, Ethical, and Psychological Dimensions of Knowing 22. Implicit Bias and Stereotype Threat Jennifer Saul 23. What's Wrong with Epistemic Injustice? Harm, Vice, Objectification, Misrecognition Matthew Congdon 24. Epistemic and Political Agency Lorenzo Simpson 25. Epistemic and Political Freedom Susan Babbitt 26. Epistemic Communities and Institutions Nancy McHugh 27. Objectivity, Epistemic Objectification, and Oppression Sally Haslanger Part 5: Case Studies of Epistemic Injustice 28. Epistemic Justice and the Law Michael Sullivan 29. The Case of Digital Environments Gloria Origgi and Serena Ciranna 30. Epistemic Injustice in Science Heidi Grasswick 31. Education and Epistemic Injustice Ben Kotzee 32. Epistemic Injustice in Medicine and Healthcare Havi Carel and Ian James Kidd 33. Epistemic Injustice and Mental Illness Anastasia Scrutton 34. Indigenous Peoples, Anthropology, and the Legacy of Epistemic Injustice Rebecca Tsosie 35. Epistemic Injustice and Archaeological Heritage Andreas Pantazatos 36. Epistemic Injustice and Religion Ian James Kidd 37. Philosophy and Philosophical Practice: Eurocentrism as an Epistemology of Ignorance Linda Martin Alcoff Indexshow more