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Understanding ignorance : the surprising impact of what we don't know, Daniel R. DeNicola

Label
Understanding ignorance : the surprising impact of what we don't know
Title
Understanding ignorance
Title remainder
the surprising impact of what we don't know
Statement of responsibility
Daniel R. DeNicola
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ignorance is trending. Politicians boast, "I'm not a scientist." Angry citizens object to a proposed state motto because it is in Latin, and "This is America, not Mexico or Latin America." Lack of experience, not expertise, becomes a credential. Fake news and repeated falsehoods are accepted and shape firm belief. Ignorance about American government and history is so alarming that the ideal of an informed citizenry now seems quaint. Conspiracy theories and false knowledge thrive. This may be the Information Age, but we do not seem to be well informed. In this book, philosopher Daniel DeNicola explores ignorance--its abundance, its endurance, and its consequences
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
DeNicola, Daniel R
Dewey number
153.4
Index
index present
LC call number
BD221
LC item number
.D46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ignorance (Theory of knowledge)
  • Knowledge, Theory of
Label
Understanding ignorance : the surprising impact of what we don't know, Daniel R. DeNicola
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Images of ignorance. The impact of ignorance -- Conceiving ignorance -- II. Ignorance as place. Dwelling in ignorance -- Innocence and ignorance -- III. Ignorance as boundary. Mapping our ignorance -- Constructed ignorance -- The ethics of ignorance -- Virtues and vices of ignorance -- IV. Ignorance as limit. The limits of the knowable -- Managing ignorance -- V. Ignorance as horizon. The horizon of ignorance -- Epilogue : ignorance and epistemology
Control code
ocn978286468
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780262036443
Lccn
2016053943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262036443
  • (OCoLC)978286468
Label
Understanding ignorance : the surprising impact of what we don't know, Daniel R. DeNicola
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Images of ignorance. The impact of ignorance -- Conceiving ignorance -- II. Ignorance as place. Dwelling in ignorance -- Innocence and ignorance -- III. Ignorance as boundary. Mapping our ignorance -- Constructed ignorance -- The ethics of ignorance -- Virtues and vices of ignorance -- IV. Ignorance as limit. The limits of the knowable -- Managing ignorance -- V. Ignorance as horizon. The horizon of ignorance -- Epilogue : ignorance and epistemology
Control code
ocn978286468
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 250 pages
Isbn
9780262036443
Lccn
2016053943
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262036443
  • (OCoLC)978286468

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