A Defense of Ignorance: Its Value for Knowers and Roles in Feminist and Social Epistemologies
By: Cynthia Townley (author)Hardback
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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.
Cynthia Townley is lecturer of philosophy at Macquarie University.
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
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