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Understanding Ignorance: The Surprising Impact of What We Don't Know (MIT Press) Hardcover – August 18, 2017
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A wonderfully engaging and thoughtful treatment of a topic that one simply ought not to be ignorant of.(Duncan Pritchard, Professor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh; author of Epistemic Angst: Radical Skepticism and the Groundlessness of Our Believing)
What do we need to know? What are our epistemic obligations as philosophers and as citizens? In this important book, Dan DeNicola charts varieties of ignorance―culpable ignorance, circumstantial ignorance, politically engineered ignorance, etc.―and explores their sources, consequences, and ethical import. This clearly, responsibly written multidisciplinary work should be mandatory reading for epistemologists and reflective citizens concerned about the range of our epistemic obligations―our moral duties of 'due diligence.'(Amelie Rorty, Visiting Professor, Tufts University; Lecturer, Harvard Medical School)
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Daniel R. DeNicola is Chair and Professor of Philosophy at Gettysburg College and the author of Learning to Flourish: A Philosophical Exploration of Liberal Education.