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Epistemic Injustice in the Education of People with Mental Disabilities

Ana María Rosas Rodríguez José Álvarez Sánchez About the authors


This article offers a perspective on inclusive education based on Fricker’s conception of epistemic injustice. What is the relationship between inclusive education and epistemic injustice in the case of students with mental deficiencies? By adapting Fricker’s thesis to this extreme case, epistemic injustice can be explored via the social model of disability (SMD). Accordingly, we propose that epistemic injustice harms the entire educational community and society.

Mental Disability; Epistemic Injustice; Inclusive Education; Social Model of Disability

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