13th of April 2023 – Christoph Merdes – Formal Epistemology meets Epistemic Injustice – An Outline
We have the pleasure to invite you to another research seminar in the ‘BIOUNCERTAINTY’ research project. This week a new post-doctoral researcher at INCET Christoph Merdes will give a talk: "Formal Epistemology meets Epistemic Injustice – An Outline"". The seminar will take place on Thursday 13th of April at 5:30 p.m. in the room 25 on Grodzka Street and via MS Teams.
Epistemic Injustice describes various phenomena of wrongs done
to a person or group specifically in their capacity as epistemic agents.
The analysis of epistemic injustice lies therefore in the borderlands of
ethics and epistemology. As such, it should be a proper subject for
tools of fomral epistmeology, in particular a Bayesian one grounded in a
pragmatist interpretation of belief. This talk will provide an outline
of the project to apply formal methods to several issues in the
investigation into epistemic injustice and offer a preliminary analysis
of the inherent wrong of credibility excess as well as the implied need
for applying norms of distributive justice to credibility assignment