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The Resource The virtues of ignorance : complexity, sustainability, and the limits of knowledge, edited by Bill Vitek and Wes Jackson

The virtues of ignorance : complexity, sustainability, and the limits of knowledge, edited by Bill Vitek and Wes Jackson

Label
The virtues of ignorance : complexity, sustainability, and the limits of knowledge
Title
The virtues of ignorance
Title remainder
complexity, sustainability, and the limits of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
edited by Bill Vitek and Wes Jackson
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Human dependence on technology has increased exponentially over the past several centuries, along with the notion that environmental problems can be solved with scientific applications. The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability, and the Limits of Knowledge proposes an alternative to this hubristic, shortsighted, and dangerous worldview. The contributors offer profound arguments for the advantages of an ignorance-based worldview. Examining the relationship between the land and the future generations who will depend on it, they propose that, while we cannot improve upon nature, by put
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
601
Index
index present
LC call number
S494.5.P485
LC item number
V57 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Vitek, William
  • Jackson, Wes
Series statement
Culture of the land
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Agriculture
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable development
  • Philosophy and science
  • Nature and civilization
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Ignorance (Theory of knowledge)
  • Science
  • Agriculture
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • SCIENCE
  • Agriculture
  • Conservation of natural resources
  • Ignorance (Theory of knowledge)
  • Nature and civilization
  • Philosophy and science
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Sustainable development
Label
The virtues of ignorance : complexity, sustainability, and the limits of knowledge, edited by Bill Vitek and Wes Jackson
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toward an ignorance-based worldview / Wes Jackson -- The way of ignorance / Wendell Berry -- Ignorance, an inner perspective / Robert Perry -- Human ignorance and the limited use of history / Richard D. Lamm -- Ignorance and know-how / Conn Nugent -- Optimizing uncertainty / Raymond H. Dean -- Toward an ecological conversation / Steve Talbott -- Ignorance and ethics / Anna L. Peterson -- Imposed ignorance and humble ignorance: two worldviews / Paul G. Heltne -- Battle for the soul of ignorance: rhetoric and philosophy in classical Athens / Charles Marsh -- Choosing ignorance within a learning universe / Peter G. Brown -- The path of enlightened ignorance: Alfred North Whitehead and Ernst Mayr / Strachan Donnelley -- Joyful ignorance and the civic mind / Bill Vitek -- I don't know / Robert Root-Bernstein -- Lessons learned from ignorance: the curriculum on medical (and other) ignorance / Marlys Hearst Witte [and others] -- Economics and the promotion of ignorance-squared / Herb Thompson -- Educating for ignorance / Jon Jensen -- Climate change and the limits of knowledge / Joe Marocco -- Can we see with fresh eyes? beyond a culture of abstraction / Craig Holdrege
Control code
ocn229062452
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (354 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813138763
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt2hh6v8
  • 0EC5FBDD-E6BE-442A-8ACE-11CF18D82BCF
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o229062452
  • (OCoLC)229062452
Label
The virtues of ignorance : complexity, sustainability, and the limits of knowledge, edited by Bill Vitek and Wes Jackson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Toward an ignorance-based worldview / Wes Jackson -- The way of ignorance / Wendell Berry -- Ignorance, an inner perspective / Robert Perry -- Human ignorance and the limited use of history / Richard D. Lamm -- Ignorance and know-how / Conn Nugent -- Optimizing uncertainty / Raymond H. Dean -- Toward an ecological conversation / Steve Talbott -- Ignorance and ethics / Anna L. Peterson -- Imposed ignorance and humble ignorance: two worldviews / Paul G. Heltne -- Battle for the soul of ignorance: rhetoric and philosophy in classical Athens / Charles Marsh -- Choosing ignorance within a learning universe / Peter G. Brown -- The path of enlightened ignorance: Alfred North Whitehead and Ernst Mayr / Strachan Donnelley -- Joyful ignorance and the civic mind / Bill Vitek -- I don't know / Robert Root-Bernstein -- Lessons learned from ignorance: the curriculum on medical (and other) ignorance / Marlys Hearst Witte [and others] -- Economics and the promotion of ignorance-squared / Herb Thompson -- Educating for ignorance / Jon Jensen -- Climate change and the limits of knowledge / Joe Marocco -- Can we see with fresh eyes? beyond a culture of abstraction / Craig Holdrege
Control code
ocn229062452
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (354 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813138763
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt2hh6v8
  • 0EC5FBDD-E6BE-442A-8ACE-11CF18D82BCF
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o229062452
  • (OCoLC)229062452

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