Jesús ZAMORA BONILLA
Two aspects of Miranda Fricker's book are criticised: the implicit assumption that ethical theory can solve fundamental problems in epistemology, and the excessive reliance on testimony as a fundamental source of knowledge. Against the former, it is argued that ethical theories are based on cultural prejudices to a higher extent than epistemological theories. Against the latter, argumentation is proposed as a more important epistemic practice than testimony.
How to Cite
ZAMORA BONILLA, J. (2008). Pure intuition: Miranda Fricker on the economy of prejudice. THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, 23(1), 77–80. https://doi.org/10.1387/theoria.9
epistemic virtue, prejudice, testimony, argumentation.
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