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Miranda Fricker

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Miranda Fricker
Fricker in 2016
Born12 March 1966 (1966-03-12) (age 58)[1]
Alma materPembroke College, Oxford
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnalytic philosophy, feminist philosophy
Main interests
Ethics, feminist epistemology
Notable ideas
Epistemic injustice

Miranda Fricker, FBA FAAS (born 12 March 1966) is a British philosopher who is Professor of Philosophy at New York University, Co-Director of the New York Institute of Philosophy, and Honorary Professor at the University of Sheffield. Fricker coined the term epistemic injustice, the concept of an injustice done against someone "specifically in their capacity as a knower", and explored the concept in her 2007 book Epistemic Injustice.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Fricker received her D.Phil. from Oxford University in 1996. She taught at Birkbeck College, London, the University of Sheffield, The Graduate Center, CUNY and moved to New York University in 2022.[3]

She was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2016[4] and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020.[5]

Selected publications[edit]


Selected articles[edit]

  • "Powerlessness and Social Interpretation", Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology Vol. 3 Issue 1-2 (2006); 96-108
  • "Epistemic Injustice and A Role for Virtue in the Politics of Knowing", Metaphilosophy vol. 34 Nos. 1/2 Jan 2003; reprinted in M. Brady and D. Pritchard eds. Moral and Epistemic Virtues (Blackwell, 2003)
  • "Life-Story in Beauvoir's Memoirs", The Cambridge Companion to Simone de Beauvoir ed. Claudia Card (CUP, 2003)
  • "Confidence and Irony", Morality, Reflection, and Ideology ed. Edward Harcourt (OUP, 2000)
  • "Pluralism Without Postmodernism", The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy eds. M. Fricker and J. Hornsby (CUP, 2000)


  1. ^ http://www.shef.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.463732!/file/CV.pdf [bare URL PDF]
  2. ^ "Feminist Social Epistemology". The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University. 2018.
  3. ^ "Professor Miranda Fricker; NYU Arts & Science".
  4. ^ "Professor Miranda Fricker FBA".
  5. ^ "New Members".

External links[edit]

  • Homepage at The City of New York University (CUNY) Graduate Center website
  • Homepage at The University of Sheffield School of Philosophy website
  • Code, Lorraine (12 March 2008). "Review of Epistemic Injustice". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  • Homepage at MirandaFricker.com