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Philosophy in the Community: Prejudice, Stereotypes, and Credibility: Understanding Epistemic Injustice

Feb 9, 2018

A free lecture and discussion series

Philosophy in the Community
A free lecture and discussion series

Prejudice, Stereotypes, and Credibility: Understanding Epistemic Injustice
by Susan Dieleman,Professor, Department of Philosophy

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
7:00 pm
The Refinery, basement of Emmanuel Anglican Church, 609 Dufferin Ave.)

We tend to think that prejudices and stereotypes are ethically problematic, but recent philosophical work has suggested that they are likely to be epistemologically problematic as well. In this talk, I will introduce the concept of epistemic injustice, which refers to the phenomenon of being wronged in one’s capacity as a knower, and explore its epistemological, ethical, and political implications.

 

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