The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice

1st Edition

Ian James Kidd, José Medina, Gaile Pohlhaus, Jr.

Routledge
Published March 29, 2017
Reference - 438 Pages
ISBN 9781138828254 - CAT# Y172814
Series: Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy

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Summary

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 law.

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