Questioning the norms for inclusion

Author:

Burcu Erciyes

Abstract:

Norms of inclusive science are often directed at those who are already in the epistemic terrain. For instance, virtues such as open-mindedness, attentiveness and empathy are directed at those who are already in the epsitemic terrain. By pursuing these virtues philosophers and scientists will become aware of their biases and be willing to modify their own biased beliefs and accounts. But what could the marginalized themselves do to be included? In this paper, I explore the options that the marginalized have to make their voices heard.