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.

chapter |9 pages

Introduction to The Routledge Handbook of Epistemic Injustice

ByIan James Kidd, José Medina, Gaile Pohlhaus

part 1|101 pages

Core concepts

chapter 1|14 pages

Varieties of Epistemic Injustice 1

ByGaile Pohlhaus

chapter 2|14 pages

Varieties of Testimonial Injustice

ByJeremy Wanderer

chapter 3|12 pages

Varieties of Hermeneutical Injustice 1

ByJosé Medina

chapter 4|8 pages

Evolving Concepts of Epistemic Injustice

ByMiranda Fricker

chapter 5|8 pages

Epistemic Injustice as Distributive Injustice 1

ByDavid Coady

chapter 6|10 pages

Trust, Distrust, and Epistemic Injustice

ByKatherine Hawley

chapter 7|10 pages

Forms of Knowing and Epistemic Resources

ByAlexis Shotwell

chapter 8|11 pages

Epistemic Responsibility

ByLorraine Code

chapter 9|12 pages


ByCharles W. Mills

part 2|71 pages

Liberatory epistemologies and axes of oppression

chapter 10|10 pages

Intersectionality and Epistemic Injustice

ByPatricia Hill Collins

chapter 11|14 pages

Feminist Epistemology

The subject of knowledge 1
ByNancy Tuana

chapter 12|10 pages

Epistemic Injustice and the Philosophy of Race

ByLuvell Anderson

chapter 13|9 pages

Decolonial Praxis and Epistemic Injustice

ByAndrea J. Pitts

chapter 14|9 pages

Queer Epistemology and Epistemic Injustice

ByKim Q. Hall

chapter 15|8 pages

Allies Behaving Badly

Gaslighting as epistemic injustice
ByRachel McKinnon

chapter 16|9 pages

Knowing Disability, Differently 1

ByShelley Tremain

part 3|47 pages

Schools of thought and subfields within epistemology

chapter 17|8 pages


Foucault and epistemic injustice
ByAmy Allen

chapter 18|10 pages

Epistemic Injustice and Phenomenology

ByLisa Guenther

chapter 19|8 pages

On the Harms of Epistemic Injustice

Pragmatism and transactional epistemology
ByShannon Sullivan

chapter 20|10 pages

Social Epistemology and Epistemic Injustice

BySanford Goldberg

chapter 21|9 pages

Testimonial Injustice, Epistemic Vice, and Vice Epistemology

ByHeather Battaly

part 4|58 pages

Socio-political, ethical, and psychological dimensions of knowing

chapter 22|8 pages

Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat, and Epistemic Injustice

ByJennifer Saul

chapter 23|11 pages

What’s Wrong With Epistemic Injustice?

Harm, vice, objectification, misrecognition
ByMatthew Congdon

chapter 24|7 pages

Epistemic and Political Agency

ByLorenzo C. Simpson

chapter 25|9 pages

Epistemic and Political Freedom

BySusan E. Babbitt

chapter 26|9 pages

Epistemic Communities and Institutions

ByNancy Arden McHugh

chapter 27|12 pages

Objectivity, Epistemic Objectification, and Oppression 1

BySally Haslanger

part 5|118 pages

Case studies of epistemic injustice

chapter 28|10 pages

Epistemic Justice and the Law 1

ByMichael Sullivan

chapter 29|10 pages

Epistemic Injustice

The case of digital environments
ByGloria Origgi, Serena Ciranna

chapter 30|11 pages

Epistemic Injustice in Science

ByHeidi Grasswick

chapter 31|12 pages

Education and Epistemic Injustice

ByBen Kotzee

chapter 32|11 pages

Epistemic Injustice in Medicine and Healthcare

ByHavi Carel, Ian James Kidd

chapter 33|9 pages

Epistemic Injustice and Mental Illness

ByAnastasia Philippa Scrutton

chapter 35|16 pages

Epistemic Injustice and Cultural Heritage

ByAndreas Pantazatos

chapter 36|11 pages

Epistemic Injustice and Religion

ByIan James Kidd

chapter 37|12 pages

Philosophy and Philosophical Practice

Eurocentrism as an epistemology of ignorance
ByLinda Martín Alcoff