Dismissive Incomprehension: A Use of Purported Ignorance to Undermine Others

Social Epistemology 33 (3):262-271 (2019)

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ABSTRACTThis paper analyses a particular social phenomenon whereby a speaker purports ignorance of the meaning of another speaker’s speech in order to undermine that other speaker: dismissive incom...

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Matthew J. Cull
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Themes From Testimonial Injustice and Trust: Introduction to the Special Issue.Melanie Altanian & Maria Baghramian - 2021 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 29 (4):433-447.
Dismissive Incomprehension Revisited: Testimonial Injustice, Saving Face, and Silence.Matthew J. Cull - 2020 - Social Epistemology Review and Reply Collective 9 (2):55-64.

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