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Kai Spiekermann: Epistemic Network Injustice

When:We 14-11-2018 15:15 - 17:00
Where:Room Omega

Colloquium lecture organized by the Centre for Philosophy, Politics and Economics

To find out what is in one’s own best interest, it is helpful to ask one’s epistemic peers. However, identifying one’s epistemic peers is not a trivial task. I consider a stylized political setting, an electoral competition of ‘Masses’ and ‘Elites’. To succeed, the Masses need to know which alternative on offer is truly in their interest. To find out, the Masses can pool their privately held information in a pre-election ballot, provided that they can reliably find out with whom they should pool information. I investigate the process of finding the relevant peer group for information pooling by... (continue reading...)