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Epistemic Advantage on the Margin: A Network Standpoint Epistemology

Wu, Jingyi (2022) Epistemic Advantage on the Margin: A Network Standpoint Epistemology. [Preprint]

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​I use network models to simulate social learning situations in which the dominant group ignores or devalues testimony from the marginalized group. I find that the marginalized group ends up with several epistemic advantages due to testimonial ignoration and devaluation. The results provide one possible explanation for a key claim of standpoint epistemology, the inversion thesis, by casting it as a consequence of another key claim of the theory, the unidirectional failure of testimonial reciprocity. Moreover, the results complicate the understanding and application of previously discovered network epistemology effects, notably the Zollman effect (2007, 2010).


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Item Type: Preprint
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Wu, Jingyijingyi.wu@uci.edu0000-0001-7198-851X
Additional Information: Forthcoming in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
Keywords: Standpoint Epistemology, Network Epistemology, Epistemic Injustice, Computer Simulations, Marginalization
Subjects: General Issues > Computer Simulation
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
General Issues > Formal Learning Theory
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
General Issues > Values In Science
Depositing User: Jingyi Wu
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2022 03:50
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2022 03:50
Item ID: 20527
Subjects: General Issues > Computer Simulation
General Issues > Ethical Issues
General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > Explanation
General Issues > Feminist Approaches
General Issues > Formal Learning Theory
General Issues > Models and Idealization
General Issues > Social Epistemology of Science
General Issues > Values In Science
Date: 26 April 2022
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20527

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