6th Nomos Meeting. A Symposium on Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing (OUP, 2007). Barcelona 1-2 December 2011.

6th Nomos Meeting | Epistemic Injustice

Barcelona (Spain), December 1-2, 2011

Casa Convalescència(Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Carrer Sant Quintí and Carrer Sant Antoni M. Clare

A Symposium on Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing (OUP, 2007)by Miranda Fricker (Birkbeck. University of London)

In Epistemic Injustice, Miranda Fricker explores a territory halfway between epistemology and ethics by focusing on two forms of injustice that are distinctively epistemic. What she calls testimonial injustice occurs when the level of our credibility is downgraded by e.g. prejudice, gender or race. Hermeneutical injustice arises when, in trying to make sense of our social experiences, we are left at an unfair disadvantage by a void in the interpretative resources available in our community. Both kinds of injustice illustrate how issues of social identity and power impinge on how we operate as knowers and inquirers. Miranda Fricker’s treatment of these two types of credibility deficits touches on capacities essential for human value, but her analysis goes beyond the ethics of these epistemic practices and has implications for issues that are relevant in feminist theory and political philosophy. 

Main Speaker

Miranda Fricker (Birkbeck-University of London)


María José Alcaraz (University of Murcia)

Laura Beeby (University of Sheffield)

José Medina (Vanderbilt University)

Andrew Williams (ICREA – University Pompeu Fabra)


Chris Bennett (University of Sheffield)

Josep Corbí (University of Valencia)

Chloë FirtzGerald (CRE - University of Western Ontario)

Tomas Hribek (Institute of Philosophy, the Czech Academy of Sciences)

Ivar Hannikainen (Universidad Complutense / Boston University)

Jules Holroyd (University of Cardiff) 

Genoveva Martí (University of Barcelona)

Adèle Mercier (Universdad de Queens, Canada)

José Martínez (University of Barcelona)

Mari Mikkola (Humbold-University of Berlin)

Josep L. Prades (University of Girona)

Sergi Rosell (Univ. of Sheffield & Univ. of València)

Constantine Sandis (Oxford Brookes University)

Jennifer Saul (Universit. of Sheffielda)

Alessandra Tanesini (University of Cardiff)

Chon Tejedor (University of Oxford)

Josefa Toribio (ICREA – Univesitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Luís Valdés (University of Oviedo)

Jesús Vega (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) 

Organizing Committee

Pepa Toribio (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Josep E. Corbí (University of Valencia)

Jesús Vega Encabo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Organized by Nomos Network for Applied Philosophy | Research Projects

"Perspectival Thoughts and Facts" (CSD2009-00056),

"Epistemología de los artefactos. Affordances, conocimiento práctico y artefactos epistémicos" (FFFI2009-12054),

Perceptual Discriminability: non-conceptual content and demonstrative concepts (HUM2008-06164-C02-02/FISO)

The Nature of Assertion: Implications for Relativism and Fictionalism ( FFI2010-16049)


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Type of event: 
Thu, 2011-12-01 - Fri, 2011-12-02
Casa Convalescència, Barcelona
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