Activismo epistémico y la epistemología del empoderamiento

Translated title of the contribution: Epistemic Activism and the Epistemology of Empowerment

José Medina*

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This article argues that Fernando Broncano's theory of shared epistemic agency calls for an analysis of how to share resistant epistemic agency in order to understand how to fight against agential epistemic harms in communities of resistance and through what the author terms epistemic activism. The author maintains that Broncano's epistemology of dependence needs to be supplemented with an epistemology of activism and empowerment that shows how agential epistemic harms can be repaired, how structural and institutional obstacles that constrain the epistemic agency of oppressed groups can be dismantled, and how the epistemic agency of marginalized groups can be restored through the epistemic self-empowerment of those groups.

Translated title of the contributionEpistemic Activism and the Epistemology of Empowerment
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalQuaderns de Filosofia
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2022


  • Epistemic activism
  • epistemic agency
  • epistemic empowerment
  • epistemology of dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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