Epistemic Injustice and Language by Eric McCready

Epistemic injustice is recently much discussed in the philosophy literature, particularly testimonial injustice, where the credibility assigned to an agent’s speech does not conform with their actual credibility due to factors irrelevant to credibility, such as bias or stereotype. This talk focuses on the case of testimonial injustice due to gender. It provides experimental evidence for gender-based testimonial injustice on the basis of linguistic phenomena in English and Cantonese. Some strategies speakers use to address this kind of injustice are then addressed.

Date: 5 April 2018
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Venue: Philosophy Meeting Room (AS3-05-23)

About the Speaker:
Eric McCready holds a PhD in linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a Professor in the Department of English at Aoyama Gakuin University. Dr. McCready is the author of Reliability in Pragmatics (OUP) and many articles in semantics and pragmatics.

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