Manufacturing Ignorance

This is an important book, focusing on ignorance not as a passive state of unknowing, but as a political and manipulated condition. I’m just getting into it, but it’s already making mental waves.


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Luke Naismith

Hi Patrick - looks like a great book and will add this to my reading list.
I particularly like one of the author’s definition of agnotology: in contrast to epistemology, the theory of knowledge, saying that epistemology questions how we know while agnotolgy questions why we do not know: “Ignorance is often not merely the absence of knowledge but an outcome of cultural and political struggle.”

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