Pure intuition: Miranda Fricker on the economy of prejudice

2008 THEORIA : an International Journal for Theory, History and Fundations of Science  
Two aspects of Miranda Fricker's book are criticised: the implicit assumption that ethical theory can solve fundamental problems in epistemology, and the excessive reliance on testimony as a fundamental source of knowledge. Against the former, it is argued that ethical theories are based on cultural prejudices to a higher extent than epistemological theories. Against the latter, argumentation is proposed as a more important epistemic practice than testimony.
doi:10.1387/theoria.9 doaj:287bc7e41ef6402187c5dd4658b41265 fatcat:dtr2xgqeerhbljwuwju3t55er4