Article ID: CBB746873206

Extractivist epistemologies (2022)


This paper develops an account and critique of extractivist epistemologies, which are generated by extractivist projects. I argue that certain metaphysical and epistemological ideas and practices emerge from extractivist projects, and these ideas and practices have influenced the development of Western epistemologies. After presenting a critique, I develop four correct epistemic norms to counteract the effect of extracivist epistemologies: these all center on the question of relationships among knowers and the contextual embeddedness of knowledges.

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Authors & Contributors
Sonja van Wichelen
James Stewart
Havlick, David G.
Shana Lee Hirsch
Taebi, Behnam
Saulnier, Katie Michelle
Science, Technology and Human Values
Social Studies of Science
Tapuya: Latin American Science, Technology and Society
Engineering Studies
Technoscience; science and technology studies
Knowledge and learning
Values (philosophy)
Life sciences
Time Periods
21st century
North America
Colorado (U.S.)
Alaska (U.S.)
Long-Term Ecological Research Network (LTER)

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