Workshop: Diskursmacht - Wissen - Teilhabe

The question about the relevance of knowledge and sciences for a society built on equality and justice is urgent in the current philosophical debate and its related fields. Not only the factors for successful transformation are being challenged, but also the extent to which structures of generating and communicating knowledge are inherently violent. What are the restrictions limiting access to participation in philosophical debates? Are these restrictions justifiable or are they affected by sexist, racist and classist prejudices?



Knowledge, Participation and Power of Discourse

The Meaning of Epistemic Injustice in Philosophy

Practical and intercultural Philosophy as well as transformative research offer approaches to questioning universalisms and disclosing practices of othering. Media ethics provides understanding on how master and base narratives shape the perception of knowledge and science. The question is: In what way are these critical approaches epistemically unjust themselves, obstructing the vision of participation and increasing social justice? Exclusive access, rigid boundaries between (scientific) disciplines and traditional personnel policy are just a few examples for the structures of power philosophy is entangled in.

The event consists of workshop units and a round table in the evening. We wish to open a space for joint learning. Mutual appreciation and inspiration are important to us.

For participation, please apply via until November 1st, 2022.



The Workshop will be held in English language. Most speakers speak German, too.

Der Workshop wird auf Englisch stattfinden. Die meisten Referent*innen sprechen auch Deutsch.



Day 1 Thursday, 1.12.2022, Morning

9:30 a.m. Welcome

Lena Schützle (Munich School of Philosophy)

What Role Do Epistemic Injustice and Epistemic Violence Play in Philosophy?

10:00 a.m. Epistemic Injustice and the Nature of Philosophical Inquiry

Lieke Asma (Munich School of Philosophy)

10:20 a.m. Discussion

10:40 a.m. Small Break & Poster Session

11:00 a.m. Aligning Epistemic Injustice and Epistemic Violence through Charles Mills’ ‚White Ignorance‘

Nicki K. Weber (University of Augsburg)

11:20 a.m. Discussion

11:35 a.m. Epistemic violence through universality? Ethical considerations from a decolonial perspective

Christos Simis (Ruhr University Bochum, Ludwig Maximilian University)

11:55 a.m. Mathematik, Rationalität und Humanismus: Paradigmen epistemischer Praxis

Cara-Julie Kather (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)

12:15 p.m. Discussion

12:45-2:20 p.m. Lunch Break & Poster Session


Day 1 Thursday, 1.12.2022, Afternoon

2:30 p.m. Bodymapping interaktiv

Charlotta Sophie Sippel (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt)

Examples of Epistemic Injustice

2:30 p.m. Philosophy’s Logocentrism as Instance of Epistemic Injustice

Regina Schidel (Goethe-University of Frankfurt)

2:50 p.m. The Problem of Not Speaking for Others: Contributory Epistemic Injustice in Philosophy

Karen Poetzgen, Stephanie Deig (University of Lucerne/University of Bern)

3:30 p.m. Discussion

4:30 p.m. Discussion (both threads)

5:30-7:00 p.m. Dinner Break & Poster Session

Day 1 Thursday, 1.12.2022, Evening

7:00-9:00 p.m. Round Table


Claudia Paganini, Barbara Schellhammer


Hilkje Hänel


Jacques Zannou, Anke Graneß, Karin Hutflötz 

Day 2 Friday, 02.12.2022

9:30 a.m. Poster Session

Questioning the Universality of Western Philosophy

10:00 a.m. Indian and Western Approaches to Epistemic Liberation: A Comparative Study

Baiju P. Anthony, Anupam Yadav (BITS Pilani, India)

10:20 a.m. On the Very Idea of Philosophy: The “Double Bind” of Philosophy and its Epistemic Consequences

Franz Hernández (Central European University, Vienna)

10:40 a.m. Discussion

Tools to Dismantle and Transform Violent Epistemic Practices

11:10 a.m. Critical Fabulation and Political Storytelling

Miranda Coxe Young (New School for Social Research, New York)

11:30 a.m. Making Partial Connections: Reframing Philosophy in Ecologies of Knowledges

Lydia Baan Hofman (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

11:50 a.m. Discussion

12:20-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break

1:00 p.m. The Philosophical Canon as a Means of Access and Exclusion

Katharina Schulz (Georg August University of Göttingen)

1:20 p.m. Discussion

1:35-2:00 p.m. Final Reflection


Chair and Moderation: Lena Schützle, Jochanah Mahnke and Stefan Kosak

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