Activity: Talk or presentation › Oral presentation
Drawing on the concept Hermeneutical Marginalisation from the field of Social Epistemology I argue that (1) Hermeneutical Marginalization can constitute significant epistemic and moral issue in knowledge production and that (2) Participatory Methodologies offer the potential for knowledge production processes that do not produce or reproduce Hermeneutical Marginalization. Miranda Fricker conceives of Hermeneutical Marginalization as an asymmetrical ability to affect the hermeneutical resources needed for knowing. This occurs due disadvantaged individuals or groups unequal participation in knowledge production processes. In turn this renders the knowledge produced biased as it is unduly influenced by the more hermeneutically powerful. Participatory Methodologies offer the possibility of knowledge production processes in which the hermeneutically less powerful can participate on more equal terms.