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The question of epistemic justice: polemics, contestations and dialogue

Show simple item record Mungwini, P. 2017-10-04T07:12:37Z 2017-10-04T07:12:37Z 2017-08-24
dc.description.abstract This essay which reflects on the ‘unfinished humanistic project of decolonisation’ in Africa, is an invitation to examine the problem of epistemic injustice from a philosophical standpoint. At the core of my argument is the position that there is an epistemic dimension to Africa’s problems, and the struggle for epistemic justice is as fundamental to humanity as all other struggles for social justice. Epistemic justice is a corollary of global justice. Addressing the problem of epistemic injustice calls for multiple efforts and initiatives. Among these is commitment to new canon building across the disciplines and adopting strategic particularism as a paradigm and philosophical framework in our academic projects. To confront epistemic injustice and thus restore parity and equilibrium, polemics, contestations and dialogue are inevitable. In this endeavour, the goal should be to reclaim our position in the conversation of humankind. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title The question of epistemic justice: polemics, contestations and dialogue en
dc.type Inaugural Lecture en
dc.description.department Philosophy, Practical and Systematic Theology en

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