Since this short essay by Brian Doyle was published in the Scholar 15 years ago, it has been read hundreds of thousands of times on our website and often borrowed for classroom use. Brian died at the age of 60 in Consider the hummingbird for a long moment. Each one visits a thousand flowers a day. They can fly backwards. Hummingbirds, like all flying birds but more so, have incredible enormous immense ferocious metabolisms.
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All three people above suffer what contemporary English philosopher Miranda Fricker calls epistemic injustice. Epistemic injustice refers to a wrong done to someone as a knower or transmitter of knowledge: due to unjustified prejudice, someone is unfairly judged to not have the knowledge or reasonable beliefs that they actually have. Fricker identifies two forms of epistemic injustice: testimonial and hermeneutical. This essay explains these forms of epistemic injustice and surveys some suggestions for how to prevent them. Testimony involves someone sharing their knowledge with someone else.
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Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design, especially visual art and music , where the work is set out to expose the essence, essentials or identity of a subject through eliminating all non-essential forms, features or concepts. As a specific movement in the arts it is identified with developments in post—World War II Western Art, most strongly with American visual arts in the s and early s. Artists themselves have sometimes reacted against the label due to the negative implication of the work being simplistic. We cubists have only done our duty by creating a new rhythm for the benefit of humanity. Others will come after us who will do the same.
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