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Epistemic Injustices, Marginalized Knowledges, and Trust Conflicts
22. Juni 2023 / 15:00 – 23. Juni 2023 / 17:30
A central hypothesis of the research initiative “ConTrust – Trust in Conflict” is that trust dynamics are not always harmonious, but driven and even sometimes fostered by conflicts. Thus, one potential type of conflict is about knowledge claims and epistemic positions in society. The planned conference aims to investigate and explore the systematic connections between epistemic injustices, marginalized knowledge, and conflicts of trust.
In this regard, the philosophical debate about epistemic injustices (whose main proponents are, among others, Miranda Fricker and José Medina) has shown how the epistemic trustworthiness of speakers and subjects as knowers is deeply dependent on social hierarchies and structural inequalities. Hence, knowledge and its pervasiveness does not only hinge on epistemological but also on social and political factors. The reciprocal trust of social groups within a society, but also trust in expertise may therefore be wedded into these hierarchies and power relations.
The questions we want to address at the conference are (among others):
- To what extent does the marginalization of certain bodies of knowledge contribute to distrust in societies?
- How is trust in science and expertise influenced by epistemically just or unjust relations within society?
- Can concrete efforts to foster marginalized knowledge resources like Indigenous knowledge help us to epistemically navigate contemporary challenges like the climate catastrophe?
To better understand these issues, we want to take different perspectives and traditions from social philosophy and political theory into account and don’t restrict ourselves to one philosophical “school” or line of thought
Organized by Regina Schidel and Lukas Sparenborg
Please register in advance email@example.com
Thursday, June 22nd
15:00 Welcome / Introductory Remarks
15:30-17:30 Panel 1
Epistemic Trust and Epistemic Injustices – A perspective from social and political philosophy
Rainer Forst (Frankfurt): The Noumenal Power of Trust: Ideological or Critical
Hilkje Hänel (Potsdam): Silence and Survival as Epistemic Resistance
Franziska Dübgen (Münster): Testimonial Injustices during the NSU Trials. Consequences for the Trust in the German Constitutional Democracy
Comments: Martin Saar
18:00-20:00: Keynote Serene Khader(CUNY New York) (via Zoom): Colonial Epistemic Habits in Moral and Political Philosophy?
Friday, June 23rd
10:00-12:00 Panel 2
The Connection between Trust in Expertise and Epistemic Injustices
Maria Paola Ferretti (Frankfurt): Workplace Safety, Epistemic Duties, and Responsibility
Nadja El Kassar (Lucerne): Trust and Self-Trust in Expertise
Regina Schidel (Frankfurt): Trusting Experts – Why Trust in Expertise is Political
Comments: Hanna Pfeifer
12:00- 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00-15:00 Panel 3
The Marginalization of Knowledge and Distrust Dynamics
Oliver Precht (Berlin): Has modernity run out of steam? The challenge of ›post-truth‹
Pavan Malreddy (Frankfurt): Other ways of being human: militants, vagrants and migrants
Melina Kalfelis (Bayreuth): (Non-)Visualizing Harm. Trust and Epistemic Inequality in Media Spaces of Violent Conflict
Comments: Vinzenz Hediger
15:30 – 17:30 Panel 4
Marginalized Knowledge Resources and Contemporary Challenges
Esme G. Murdock (San Diego): Epistemic Injustice in Courts of Conquest
Dina Townsend und Leo Townsend (Southhampton / Vienna): Epistemic injustice and resistance in consultation
Morten Byskov (Utrecht): Discursive Power Inequality as an Epistemic (Meta-)Injustice and the Underrepresentation of Non-Western Knowledges in Climate Policy and Planning
Comments: Darrel Moellendorf