Prof. Emerick Published Book Chapter on Silencing and Violence

Submitted by Barrett Emerick on May 31, 2019 - 9:43 am
May 31, 2019
By Barrett Emerick

Barrett Emerick, associate professor of philosophy, recently published “The Violence of Silencing” in the book "Pacifism, Politics, and Feminism: Intersections and Innovations," a peer-reviewed collection edited by Jennifer Kling.

In his chapter, Emerick explores and develops the concept of epistemic violence – the way in which violence might be done to someone in their capacity as a knower – and argues that silencing can be an act of epistemic violence. He also considers when and under what conditions it is appropriate to silence someone, even if doing so is an act of violence.


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