Affording autistic persons epistemic justice

Nešić, Janko (2023) Affording autistic persons epistemic justice. In: Virtues and vices – between ethics and epistemology. Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, pp. 343-361. ISBN 978-86-6427-257-5

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Autism is a psychopathological condition around which there is still much prej pancy between third-person and first-per- son accounts of autistic behavior creates a chasm between autistic and neurotypi- cal (non-autistic) people. Epistemic injustice suffered by these individuals is great, and a fruitful strategy out of this predicament is much needed. I will propose that through the appropriation and implementation of methods and concepts from phenomenology and ecological-enactive cognitive science, we can acquire power- ful tools to work towards greater epistemic justice for autistic individuals. I will use the resources found in the skilled intentionality framework, integrated with various phenomenological theories. From these approaches, we can view autistic impairments and disability relationally and how epistemic enablement and dis- ablement form. Phenomenology and its methods help us learn more about the perceptual and social experiences of autistic individuals. The voices of the autis- tics themselves will be of the greatest importance here. I will show that, through restructuring our landscape of affordances and with a greater phenomenological understanding of the autistic inner world, we can de tegies that afford greater epistemic enablement and epistemic justice.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: autism spectrum disorder, epistemic injustice, phenomeyen activism, ecological psychology, landscape of affordances
Institutional centre: Centre for philosophy
Depositing User: D. Arsenijević
Date Deposited: 31 May 2023 07:56
Last Modified: 31 May 2023 07:56

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