Epistemic Injustice and Cultural Heritage

Authored by: Andreas Pantazatos

The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  March  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138828254
eBook ISBN: 9781315212043
Adobe ISBN: 9781351814508


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Epistemic injustice has become a hot topic in philosophical debates recently, reminding us that little attention has been paid to the consequences in our societies when epistemic injustice occurs. Given that epistemic injustice shapes and informs human action, its impact expands beyond the economy and politics of knowledge. Epistemic injustice plays a role in ethical decision making and thus the social harmony of our societies. To marginalize and silence voices in the name of lack of credibility, lack of conceptual resources and lack of intellectual ability is not synonymous with ethical practice and democratic institutions.

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