Silence and objecting

Jennifer Lackey*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

In her article, Lackey observes that there is a connection between silence and the duty we have to object to what we take to be false or unwarranted. She argues, however, that the central approach to explaining this connection is flawed. The flaw in what she calls “the cooperative conversation view” is that it excludes some non-ideal facts about the world, which leads it to make faulty assumptions about conversers and conversations. The solution is to begin with a non-ideal theory-one that focuses on features of the actual world like power and oppression. This kind of theory, as Lackey shows, demonstrates that, for many, objecting is a luxury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVoicing Dissent
Subtitle of host publicationThe Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages82-96
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351721578
ISBN (Print)9781138744288
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Fingerprint

Actual World
Luxury
Oppression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

Cite this

Lackey, J. (2018). Silence and objecting. In Voicing Dissent: The Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public (pp. 82-96). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315181189
Lackey, Jennifer. / Silence and objecting. Voicing Dissent: The Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public. Taylor and Francis, 2018. pp. 82-96
@inbook{815dd5224e434f9cb566080a5ab143d7,
title = "Silence and objecting",
abstract = "In her article, Lackey observes that there is a connection between silence and the duty we have to object to what we take to be false or unwarranted. She argues, however, that the central approach to explaining this connection is flawed. The flaw in what she calls “the cooperative conversation view” is that it excludes some non-ideal facts about the world, which leads it to make faulty assumptions about conversers and conversations. The solution is to begin with a non-ideal theory-one that focuses on features of the actual world like power and oppression. This kind of theory, as Lackey shows, demonstrates that, for many, objecting is a luxury.",
author = "Jennifer Lackey",
year = "2018",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.4324/9781315181189",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "9781138744288",
pages = "82--96",
booktitle = "Voicing Dissent",
publisher = "Taylor and Francis",

}

Lackey, J 2018, Silence and objecting. in Voicing Dissent: The Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public. Taylor and Francis, pp. 82-96. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315181189

Silence and objecting. / Lackey, Jennifer.

Voicing Dissent: The Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public. Taylor and Francis, 2018. p. 82-96.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

TY - CHAP

T1 - Silence and objecting

AU - Lackey, Jennifer

PY - 2018/1/1

Y1 - 2018/1/1

N2 - In her article, Lackey observes that there is a connection between silence and the duty we have to object to what we take to be false or unwarranted. She argues, however, that the central approach to explaining this connection is flawed. The flaw in what she calls “the cooperative conversation view” is that it excludes some non-ideal facts about the world, which leads it to make faulty assumptions about conversers and conversations. The solution is to begin with a non-ideal theory-one that focuses on features of the actual world like power and oppression. This kind of theory, as Lackey shows, demonstrates that, for many, objecting is a luxury.

AB - In her article, Lackey observes that there is a connection between silence and the duty we have to object to what we take to be false or unwarranted. She argues, however, that the central approach to explaining this connection is flawed. The flaw in what she calls “the cooperative conversation view” is that it excludes some non-ideal facts about the world, which leads it to make faulty assumptions about conversers and conversations. The solution is to begin with a non-ideal theory-one that focuses on features of the actual world like power and oppression. This kind of theory, as Lackey shows, demonstrates that, for many, objecting is a luxury.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85045859028&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85045859028&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4324/9781315181189

DO - 10.4324/9781315181189

M3 - Chapter

SN - 9781138744288

SP - 82

EP - 96

BT - Voicing Dissent

PB - Taylor and Francis

ER -

Lackey J. Silence and objecting. In Voicing Dissent: The Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public. Taylor and Francis. 2018. p. 82-96 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315181189