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Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice (Hardcover)
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Epistemic injustice is one of the most important and ground-breaking subjects to have emerged in philosophy in recent years. By examining the way injustice can occur to individuals when they are undermined or not ‘heard’ on account of their gender, race or age (as in To Kill a Mockingbird), and the injustices that can occur to individuals or groups because a society lacks an entire concept, such as sexual harassment, epistemic injustice draws attention to the fundamental links between knowledge, ethics and power.
The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject and is the first collection of its kind. Comprising over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into five clear 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 virtue epistemology, the Handbook includes chapters on important issues such as moral imagination, objectivity and objectification, implicit bias, gender and race. Also included are chapters on areas in applied ethics and philosophy, such as media ethics, education and health care.
The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice is essential reading for students and researchers in ethics, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy and feminism, and philosophy of race. It will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as sociology, education and law.