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Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy
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Towards a Liberatory Epistemology

Authors: Heikes, Deborah K.

  • Combines an analysis of the epistemic and moral unjustness of ignorance with an argument designed to move us away from these injustices
  • Expands the conversation surrounding understanding in an original and fruitful way
  • Draws from cross-disciplinary sources to situate the work in current debate
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About this book

This book offers a compelling examination of our moral and epistemic obligations to be reasonable people who seek to understand the social reality of those who are different from us. Considering the oppressive aspects of socially constructed ignorance, Heikes argues that ignorance produces both injustice and epistemic repression, before going on to explore how our moral and epistemic obligations to be understanding and reasonable can overcome the negative effects of ignorance.

Through the combination of three separate areas of philosophical interest- ignorance, understanding, and reasonableness- Heikes seeks to find a way to correct for epistemological and moral injustices, satisfying needs in feminist theory and critical race theory for an epistemology that offers hope of overcoming the ethical problem of oppression.


About the authors

Deborah K. Heikes is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, USA.  She has published three other books: Rationality, Representation, and Race (2016); The Virtue of Feminist Rationality (2012), and Rationality and Feminist Philosophy (2010). Her main area of interest lies in feminist epistemology and the ethical implications of this epistemology.  

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: July 18, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16485-0
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  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: June 20, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-16484-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Liberatory Epistemology
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Innovations in Philosophy
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16485-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16485-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16484-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 212
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