On Methodologies of Resisting Testimonial Injustice

A Comparative Analysis of Fricker and Medina

  • Christopher Humphreys
Keywords: philosophy, fricker, medina, injustice

Abstract

Testimonial injustice, in its most pernicious form, subjects a speaker to identity-prejudicial deficits in the credibility that is rightly due their testimony. This paper compares two prominent accounts of testimonial injustice to determine which achieves the best understanding of the phenomenon and how it can be combatted. Where Fricker’s focus is limited to strictly epistemic wrongs, Medina’s analysis extends to the pertinent non-epistemic elements central to the injustice. Thus, Medina’s methodology is better-suited to the task of phenomenological analysis, and positions us to achieve a more complete understanding of what injustice has been perpetrated, and of how to resist it.

Published
2018-04-23
How to Cite
Humphreys, C. (2018). On Methodologies of Resisting Testimonial Injustice: A Comparative Analysis of Fricker and Medina. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 11(1), 92-105. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/1963
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