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AUTHORITY AND KNOWLEDGE 7 The Future of Authority? Mladen Dolar “Authority, irreducible to both coercion and knowledge, cannot simply be done away with. There is a kernel that resists its removal, a kernel that vindicates itself.”

14 Oppression and the Authority of Science
 Heidi Grasswick “Oppression itself needs to be fought against if we are to succeed in generating robust practices and institutions of science to which people across society can safely grant epistemic authority.”

23 Character, Vices, and Authority
 Ian James Kidd “Epistemic vices are fundamentally failures of our inner life, failures to relate or respond to epistemic values and ideals”

28 The Force of Scientific Authority 
 Nima Bassiri “Anti-science is never the expression of mere epistemic nonsense; it is an indication that, one way or another, the social body is contaminated with a virulent moral-political ailment.”

36 Epistemic Autonomy and the Free Nose Guy Problem
 Jana Bacevic “What kind of social, political, and interpersonal conditions make it more likely that people would, under certain circumstances, display certain kinds of epistemic capacities, habits, and tendencies?”

43 Social Scientists: A New Priestly Caste?
 Federico Brandmayr “While the social sciences may be unable to accurately predict human behaviour, they can still shape how people perceive the social world and how they act in it.”

48 Where Do We Stand When We Know? Reflections on Mātauranga Māori and its Translation as “Science”
 Carl Mika “Whakaaro is a concept that underlines the extent to which the lens through which we view the world is shaped, or even constituted, by the world itself.”

54 Physics Is Not an Exception
 Chanda Prescod-Weinstein “I’m not doing philosophy of science in the traditional sense, but I’m finding that philosophy is very helpful in giving me a vocabulary for articulating the injustices I was experiencing in physics.”


63 Why Psychoanalysis? Amy Allen “As a result of its focus on irrationality, psychoanalysis has long enjoyed a rather uneasy relationship to the discipline of philosophy, a discipline that, at least in the main, understands itself as a bastion of reason.”

69 Why Aristotle Today? Adriel M. Trott “I found in Aristotle a dialectical relationship between human flourishing and the community, and a view of political life that made political activity central to the work of being human.”

76 “Having” Children: The Choice between Procreation and Adoption Veromi Arsiradam and Adam Ferner “The idea that procreation is justified on the basis of being “natural” or “normal”, and thus lies beyond the realm of moral scrutiny, is becoming increasingly hard to defend.”

85 Thinking About the Future in a Pandemic Alexis Papazoglou “Freedom is not just choosing from a menu of pre-given options, it also means the ability to imagine new options, and forge paths than didn’t exist previously.”


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