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[catalogued under 13. Knowledge Criteria / C. External Justification / 7. Testimony]

Full Idea

The powerless in society are not usually taken to be trustworthy witnesses even when it comes to providing information about their own lives.

Gist of Idea

Powerless people are assumed to be unreliable, even about their own lives


Martin Kusch (Knowledge by Agreement [2002], Ch. 5)

Book Reference

Kusch,Martin: 'Knowledge by Agreement' [OUP 2004], p.52

A Reaction

This is where epistemology shades off into politics and the writings of Foucault.