Pure intuition: Miranda Fricker on the economy of prejudice

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THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, ISSN: 2171-679X, Vol: 23, Issue: 1, Page: 77-80

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Zamora Bonilla, Jesús
Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del País Vasco
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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.