Epistemic Injustice in the Aftermath of Collective Wrongdoing, University of Bern, Dec. 6-7, 2019

Program Announcement & Call for Registrations *Friday, December 6, 2019*10:00 – 11:00   Echo chambers, Ignorance and Domination (Breno R. G. Santos, University of Mato Grosso)11:00 – 12:00   Thinking Epistemic Injustice from the Global South: Genocide-denial, Silencing and Collective Ignorance in Turkey (Imge Oranli, Arizona State University)12:10 – 13:10   Genocide Denial as Testimonial Oppression (Melanie Altanian, […]

Disability is Social, Political, and Linked to Epistemic Injustice: An Academic Exploration and Personal Reflection (Guest Post)

Guest Post By David, Incarcerated at Tomoka Correctional Institution in Daytona Beach, FL   “[T]he risks associated with disability are widely understood to be merely or mostly biological, rather than, as I understand it, significantly social and political” (Hall 2016, 10). This quote lays the foundation for the argument I would like to raise about […]

Ableism and the Epistemic Supremacy of Nondisabled Philosophers

Whether on the street or in the mall, the first lessons about disabled people that (nondisabled) parents and other (nondisabled) adults generally convey to children are in some respects prohibitive, usually imparted in hushed tones: don’t stare at that handicapped person; don’t look at her like that; it’s not polite to stare; just act like […]

CFP: Critical Vulnerabilities: Political, Epistemological, and Ontological Issues, Université de Montréal, Jan. 29-31, 2020 (deadline: Oct. 1, 2019)

How are we to understand vulnerabilities from a feminist standpoint? To this apparently simple question, the Symposium of feminist philosophy calls for complex and critical answers. The concept of vulnerability, quite popular amongst scholars from various disciplines, arises from a daily, concrete reality which is central to numerous feminist work on the “ordinary” dimension of […]

CFP: Epistemic Decolonization (deadline: Mar. 1, 2020)

Special issue of Philosophical Papers Guest editor: Veli Mitova (University of Johannesburg) The growing body of work on epistemic injustice can be seen as falling roughly along two strands. The first involves understanding the phenomenon in relation to central epistemological (and moral) concepts, such as ‘knowledge’ and ‘(epistemic) agency’. The second focuses on epistemically unjust connections between knowledge and […]

Galileo, Blind, Saw Stars With His Body

The essay below appeared today on Planet of the Blind here and has been reprinted on BIOPOLITICAL PHILOSOPHY with permission. _____________________________________________________________________ Galileo, Blind, Saw Stars With His Body by Stephen Kuusisto* Yes people go blind late in life and they go on living, seeing in different ways. Sight is an immoderate thing which makes its […]

CFA: 2nd Annual Political Epistemology Conference, Amsterdam, Dec. 13-14, 2019 (deadline: Sept. 1, 2019)

Keynote speakers: Alessandra Tanesini (Cardiff), Hélène Landemore (Yale), and Lisa Herzog (TU Munich). Dates: December 13-14, 2019. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 September 2019. CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION Political epistemology is an emerging interdisciplinary area of research in which scholars come together to think about questions at the intersection of epistemology, political philosophy, and the social […]

Final CFA: Epistemic Injustice in the Aftermath of Collective Wrongdoing Workshop, University of Bern, Dec. 6-7, 2019 (deadline: Apr. 30, 2019)

Confirmed Speakers: Maria Baghramian (University College Dublin)Jennifer Lackey (Northwestern University)José Medina (Northwestern University)Gaile Pohlhaus (Miami University)Imge Oranli (Koç University)Melanie Altanian (University of Bern) I am inviting papers on the topic of epistemic injustice broadly conceived, including testimonial injustice, hermeneutical injustice and ignorance, either applied to a case study of collective wrongdoing such as crimes against humanity, […]

Alcoff on Rape and Consistency: A Survivor Speaks

In October of last year, I wrote a post at Discrimination and Disadvantage about how I was sexually assaulted by a fellow graduate student when I was in grad school. The post was entitled “Testimony, Uncorroborated” and was a response to some of the criticisms that were in circulation about Christine Blasey-Ford who had, in […]