Abstract

We investigate howepistemic injusticecan manifest itself in mathematical practices.We do this as both a social epistemological and virtue-theoretic investigation of math-ematical practices. We delineate the concept both positively—we show that a certaintype of folk theorem can be a source of epistemic injustice in mathematics—andnegatively by exploring cases where the obstacles to participation in a mathematicalpractice do not amount to epistemic injustice. Having explored what epistemic injus-tice in mathematics can amount to, we use the concept to highlight a potential dangerof intellectual enculturation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-30
JournalSynthese
Volume2018
Early online date26 Oct 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • Caramello
  • Enculturation
  • Epistemic injustice
  • Folk theorems
  • Philosophy of mathematics
  • Ramanujan
  • Royen
  • Virtues

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