Hermeneutical Injustice and Polyphonic Contextualism: Social Silences and Shared Hermeneutical Responsibilities

  title={Hermeneutical Injustice and Polyphonic Contextualism: Social Silences and Shared Hermeneutical Responsibilities},
  author={Jos{\'e} Eriberto Cifuentes Medina},
  journal={Social Epistemology},
  pages={201 - 220}
  • J. Medina
  • Published 1 April 2012
  • Philosophy
  • Social Epistemology
While in agreement with Miranda Fricker’s context-sensitive approach to hermeneutical injustice, this paper argues that this contextualist approach has to be pluralized and rendered relational in more complex ways. In the first place, I argue that the normative assessment of social silences and the epistemic harms they generate cannot be properly carried out without a pluralistic analysis of the different interpretative communities and expressive practices that coexist in the social context in… 


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