Date Archives October 2008

Hermeneutical injustice

I caught a piece in the TImes Literary Supplement 3rd October issue with a really interesting snippet. The article, which I believe was by Miranda Fricker, said there were two types of injustice that people suffer as knowers of information – ‘testimonial injustice’, in which a listener ignores you because their prejudices mean they don’t believe you; and ‘hermeneutical injustice, which is when a speaker “is condemned to silence by a collective lack of appropriate conceptual resources – perhaps because the society or age he happens to live in suffers… Read More

Quote for the day

“Re-examine all you have been told – dismiss what insults your soul.” – Walt Whitman Thanks to