THE POWER OF SILENCE AND ITS POSSIBLE OVERCOME: AN EPISTEMOLOGICAL LOOK THROUGH “EPISTEMIC INJUSTICE” BY MIRANDA FRICKERBeatrice Sofia Vitale
Ethics and Politics of Imagination
October 13, 2023, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Department of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck
This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities
- European Research Council
- Austrian Science Fund
As conscious individuals equipped with language, we are offered the possibility of interacting with others in this world that surrounds us, in this reality that welcomes us. Interaction and clash will be fundamental words within this journey to discover how the relationship between interlocutors, in specific contexts, is said to be "changing". Language is certainly a tool that human beings possess to express themselves, to make themselves understood and to interact with the world and with the other beings that populate it; on the other hand he can use it to cause certain consequences (voluntary or involuntary), to achieve goals or even to impose himself on another individual, rising above him with the "mere" sound of his words , words, which, full of intentionality, will be real "acts of power". Aware of the inevitable relationship with the "philosophies of language", epistemology, addressing them with a dialectical gaze, approximates these categories, developing its own autonomous analysis, analyzing the implications and consequences of such "acts of power ” in the relationship between “listener” and “speaker” following his own investigation perspectives. Thanks to the work carried out by Miranda Fricker in Epistemic Injustice, we can approach, from a purely epistemological perspective, the notion of silencing, relating and comparing it with possible "power relations", in the specific context of its expression.