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Epistemic Injustice in Mathematics

Rittberg, Colin Jakob and Tanswell, Fenner Stanley and Van Bendegem, Jean Paul (2018) Epistemic Injustice in Mathematics. [Preprint]

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Abstract

We investigate how epistemic injustice can manifest itself in mathematical practices. We do this as both a social epistemological and virtue-theoretic investigation of mathematical practices. We delineate the concept both positively – we show that a certain type of folk theorem can be a source of epistemic injustice in mathematics – and negatively by exploring cases where the obstacles to participation in a mathematical practice do not amount to epistemic injustice. Having explored what epistemic injustice in mathematics can amount to, we use the concept to highlight a potential danger of intellectual enculturation.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Rittberg, Colin Jakob0000-0002-9470-6981
Tanswell, Fenner Stanley
Van Bendegem, Jean Paul
Keywords: Epistemic Injustice, Philosophy of Mathematical Practice, Virtue Epistemology
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Values
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Dr. Colin Jakob Rittberg
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2018 17:51
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2018 17:51
Item ID: 15133
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Values
Specific Sciences > Mathematics
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15133

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