Academic writing and epistemic injustice

[image: Miranda Fricker, who coined the term epistemic injustice; this is essay #286 in the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

Injustice is, and has always been, a plague on the human condition. Over time, we have invented the concept of rights in an attempt to curtail such a plague. But there can be such thing as frivolous rights as well as frivolous talk about injustice. This article is about one example of the latter.

In a guest post at Practical Ethics, Oxford student Brian Wong argues that academic philosophers…