Miranda Fricker

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Miranda Fricker
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Fricker in 2016
Born12 March 1966 (1966-03-12) (age 54)[1]
Alma materPembroke College, Oxford
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnalytic philosophy, feminist philosophy
Main interests
Ethics, feminist epistemology, feminism
Notable ideas
Epistemic injustice

Miranda Fricker, FBA (born 12 March 1966) is an English philosopher who is currently Presidential Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center. 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. She taught at Birkbeck College, London and the University of Sheffield before moving to the CUNY Graduate Center in 2016. She also remains as a Research Professor of Philosophy part-time at the University of Sheffield.[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]

Books[edit]

  • The Epistemic Life of Groups: Essays in the Epistemology of Collectives, eds. Brady & Fricker (Oxford University Press, 2016)
  • Epistemic Injustice: Power and the Ethics of Knowing (Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy, co-edited with Jennifer Hornsby (Cambridge University Press, 2000)

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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.shef.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.463732!/file/CV.pdf
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ https://www.shef.ac.uk/philosophy/staff/profiles/fricker
  4. ^ https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/fellows/miranda-fricker-FBA
  5. ^ https://www.amacad.org/new-members-2020

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
  • Homepage at Birkbeck School of Philosophy website
  • Code, Lorraine (12 March 2008). "Review of Epistemic Injustice". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. Retrieved 23 April 2016.