In the era of information and communication, issues of misinformation and miscommunication are more pressing than ever. Epistemic injustice - one of the most important and ground-breaking subjects to have emerged in philosophy in recent years - refers to those forms of unfair treatment that relate to issues of knowledge, understanding, and participation in communicative practices.

The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice is an outstanding reference source to the key topics, problems and debates in this exciting subject. The first collection of its kind, it comprises over thirty chapters by a team of international contributors, divided into five parts:

  • Core Concepts
  • Liberatory Epistemologies and Axes of Oppression
  • Schools of Thought and Subfields within Epistemology
  • Socio-political, Ethical, and Psychological Dimensions of Knowing
  • Case Studies of Epistemic Injustice.

As well as fundamental topics such as testimonial and hermeneutic injustice and epistemic trust, the Handbook includes chapters on important issues such as social and virtue epistemology, objectivity and objectification, implicit bias, and gender and race. Also included are chapters on areas in applied ethics and philosophy, such as law, education, and healthcare.

The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice is essential reading for students and researchers in ethics, epistemology, political philosophy, feminist theory, and philosophy of race. It will also be very useful for those in related fields, such as cultural studies, sociology, education and law.

part 1|101 pages

Core concepts

part 2|71 pages

Liberatory epistemologies and axes of oppression

chapter 11|14 pages

Feminist Epistemology

The subject of knowledge 1

chapter 15|8 pages

Allies Behaving Badly

Gaslighting as epistemic injustice

part 3|47 pages

Schools of thought and subfields within epistemology

chapter 17|8 pages


Foucault and epistemic injustice

chapter 19|8 pages

On the Harms of Epistemic Injustice

Pragmatism and transactional epistemology

part 4|58 pages

Socio-political, ethical, and psychological dimensions of knowing

part 5|118 pages

Case studies of epistemic injustice

chapter 28|10 pages

Epistemic Justice and the Law 1

chapter 29|10 pages

Epistemic Injustice

The case of digital environments

chapter 30|11 pages

Epistemic Injustice in Science

chapter 31|12 pages

Education and Epistemic Injustice

chapter 36|11 pages

Epistemic Injustice and Religion

chapter 37|12 pages

Philosophy and Philosophical Practice

Eurocentrism as an epistemology of ignorance