Children, credibility, and testimonial injustice
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Philosophy and Religious Studies
According to Miranda Fricker (2007), a person suffers testimonial injustice when they suffer a wrongful credibility deficit—that is, when their assertions are met with undue skepticism. As yet, there is no discussion of testimonial injustice against the elderly. There is, however, an emerging discussion of testimonial injustice against children. That is my interest here. Some recent authors claim that children are subject to systematic testimonial injustice. I shall argue that this claim is correct, but that it needs to be defended on different grounds than have so far been advanced.
Bartlett, G. (2022). Children, credibility, and testimonial injustice. Journal of Social Philosophy, 53(3), 371-386. https://doi.org/10.1111/josp.12413
Journal of Social Philosophy
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