Epistemic Injustice from Afar: Rethinking the Denial of Armenian Genocide

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    Genocide denialism is an understudied topic in the epistemic injustice scholarship; so are epistemic relations outside of the Euro-American context. This article proposes to bring the literature into contact with an underexplored topic in a ‘distant’ setting: Turkey. Here, I explore the ethical and epistemological implications of the Turkish denial of the Armenian genocide as a pervasive and systematic epistemic harm. Using an interdisciplinary methodology, I argue that a philosophical exploration of genocide denialism requires examining the role of institutions and ideology in relation to the epistemic harm done by individual perpetrators. More specifically, I suggest that the individual, ideological, and institutional roots of genocide denialism constitute a regime of epistemic injustice in Turkey.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)120-132
    Number of pages13
    JournalSocial Epistemology
    Issue number2
    StatePublished - 2021


    • Armenian genocide
    • Genocide denial
    • epistemic injustice
    • ideology
    • testimonial injustice

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Philosophy
    • Social Sciences(all)


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