Applied Epistemology

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In this chapter, Jennifer Lackey shows how applied epistemology brings the tools of contemporary epistemology to bear on particular issues of social concern. While the field of social epistemology has flourished in recent years, there has been far less work on how theories of knowledge, justification, and evidence may be applied to concrete questions, especially those of ethical and political significance. Lackey highlights the seven areas that will be the focus of the volume: Epistemological perspectives; epistemic and doxastic wrongs; epistemology and injustice; epistemology, race, and the academy; epistemology and feminist perspectives; epistemology and sexual consent; and epistemology and the internet. She then offers a brief overview of each chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Epistemology
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780198833659
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Doxastic wrongs
  • Epistemic injustice
  • Epistemic wrongs
  • Epistemological perspectives
  • Feminist perspectives
  • Race
  • Sexual consent
  • Testimonial injustice
  • The academy
  • The internet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Arts and Humanities


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