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Title:
Understanding ignorance : the surprising impact of what we don't know / Daniel R. DeNicola.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]
Description:
xii, 250 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN:
9780262036443
0262036444
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Bibliography, etc. note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-244) and index.
Formatted contents note
I. Images of ignorance : The impact of ignorance : Public ignorance ; A culture of ignorance ; Knowledge over ignorance ; Understanding ignorance ; The study of ignorance
Conceiving ignorance : Negative concepts ; Paradox ; The language of ignorance ; Ways of knowing and not knowing ; Metaphors of ignorance
II. Ignorance as place : Dwelling in ignorance : Ignorance as hell or heaven ; In Plato's cave ; Recognizing ignorance ; A basic typology from Rumsfield to Žižek ; The vagaries of knowing and not knowing ; Introspection and agnosognosia ; Skepticism
Innocence and ignorance : The Garden of Eden ; The cave and the garden ; The concept of innocence ; Learning and loss ; Epistemic community ; Places of ignorance as thought experiments
III. Ignorance as boundary : Mapping our ignorance : Boundaries, borders, and maps ; Mapping professional ignorance ; Natural and constructed boundaries ; Locating the boundary of the known ; Borderlands and public ignorance
Constructed ignorance : Rational nescience ; Strategic ignorance ; Willful ignorance ; Privacy and secrecy ; Forbidden knowledge ; Constructing ignorance inadvertently
The ethics of ignorance : The ethics of belief ; From possibility to moral necessity ; Epistemic rights ; Epistemic obligations ; Ignorance, action, and responsibility ; Epistemic injustice and ignorance as privilege
Virtues and vices of ignorance : The moral assessment of learning ; Curiosity ; Epistemic restraint ; Discretion ; Trust ; Intellectual humility ; Modesty as a virtue of ignorance ; The virtuously ignorant schoolmaster ; Epistemic achievement
IV. Ignorance as limit : The limits of the knowable : Temporality ; Biological limits ; Conceptual limits ; The limits of science and mathematics ; The end of knowledge ; Omniscience ; Arguments from ignorance
Managing ignorance : Responding to the unknown ; Coping with ignorance ; Transformations in the dark ; Unpredictability and commitment ; Chance ; From possibility to probability ; The chance of rain ; Other intellectual tools
V. Ignorance as horizon : The horizon of ignorance : Epistemic luck ; How learning creates ignorance ; Freedom, creativity, and ignorance ; Ignorance and the possible ; Wonder and the shepherd of possibility ; Ever more: a conclusion
Epilogue : Ignorance and epistemology : Epistemology: context and content ; Beyond propositional knowledge ; Negation and complexity ; Bivalency and scalar gradience ; Discovery and justification ; Individual knowers and epistemic communities ; Epistemic value ; Conclusion.
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