Wayne Riggs

Epistemic Dependence

Introduction

This series of activities helps students think about epistemic dependence in their own lives.

Background Information

Motivation

Many students do not realize how epistemically dependent they are on other people. This pair of exercises helps students think more deeply about epistemic dependence and to better understand and appreciate its role in their lives.

Logistics

In-class writing assignment followed by an in-class team exercise.

Texts / Connections

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Epistemic Injustice Homework

Introduction

Students write about an instance of epistemic injustice in their own lives.

Background Information

Motivation

This homework exercise will help students connect the concept of epistemic injustice with their own lives as well as help them grasp some of the features of the concept in greater detail.

Logistics

This exercise is best used as a homework activity.

Texts / Connections

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