A Defense of Ignorance: Its Value for Knowers and Roles in Feminist and Social Epistemologies

A Defense of Ignorance: Its Value for Knowers and Roles in Feminist and Social Epistemologies

By: Cynthia Townley (author)Hardback

More than 4 weeks availability

Description

By exploring diverse and sometimes positive roles for ignorance, A Defense of Ignorance offers a revisionary approach to epistemology that challenges core assumptions about epistemic values. Townley contributes innovative ways of thinking about the practicalities and politics of knowledge and argues for an expanded domain of responsible epistemic conduct. All social scientists, especially those interested in knowledge and in feminist scholarship, stand to benefit from Townley's arguments.

Create a review

About Author

Cynthia Townley is lecturer of philosophy at Macquarie University.

Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: Ignorance Matters Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Epistemic Dependence: Beyond Facts Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Trust and Ignorance Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Institutional Epistemic Dependence Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Ignorance, Arrogance and Pluralism

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/08/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780739151051
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 152
  • ID: 9780739151051
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 0739151053

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close