Volume 10, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2003
Kory Spencer Sorrell
Authority, Epistemic Privileging, and Democratic Deliberation
This essay focuses on the role relationships of authority play in the communal production of knowledge. The author draws on recent developments in feminist epistemology and the pragmatism of John Dewey to show that not only is authority representation ineluctable, but is desirable if held properly accountable.