Miller, John

Project title: Testimonial Alienation: A Marxist Examination of Testimonial Injustice

Department: Philosophy

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Patrick Rysiew

"Karl Marx described four kinds of “alienation”, harmful psychological effects resulting from an individual losing control over the process and product of their labour. Using Marx’s explanation of alienation, I explore whether and how testimony could be considered a form of labour, and how adversarial or discriminatory epistemological circumstances could lead to groups or individuals being alienated from their testimonial labour."