[lit-ideas] Re: Agnotology

  • From: Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2011 21:06:29 +0100 (BST)

--- On Mon, 18/4/11, Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx <Jlsperanza@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Agnotology offers a new approach to the study of knowledge,
> an approach at  
> least as complex and important as its more established
> sister, 
> epistemology. 

New? You have read Popper "On the Sources of Knowledge and of Ignorance" 
(republished in his essay collection "Conjectures and Refutations")? Aside from 
the fancy name, is agnotology a newer approach than that? Indeed have not the 
problems of epistemology, even traditional justificationist epistemology, 
nearly always included understanding the sources of ignorance as a flip-side to 
understanding the sources of knowledge? And is it not just ignorance to assert 
or imply otherwise?

Knowledge is bliss
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