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Epistemic duties, epistemic injustices, technocracy

Democracy
Political Theory
Power
INN092
Sofia Wiman
University of Gothenburg
Veith Selk
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Building: A, Floor: 4, Room: SR13

Wednesday 09:00 - 10:45 (24/08/2022)


Abstract

Public controversies over issues such as global warming, novel biotechnologies and pandemics point to the political relevance of knowledge, information, scientific expertise and research and in recent years, epistemological questions have gained prominence in the political debate. What knowledge is relevant to democratic politics? What is the role of experts and the political relevance epistemic deference? What are the epistemic virtues required from voters? This panel discusses, among other problems, issues of technocracy, epistemic injustice and opinion polarisation.

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