The Epistemic Dimensions of Ignorance

2017.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rik Peels and Martijn Blaauw (eds.), The Epistemic Dimensions of Ignorance, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 217pp., $99.99
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2017.04.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Rik Peels and Martijn Blaauw (eds.), The Epistemic Dimensions of Ignorance, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 217pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781107175600. Reviewed by Katja Maria Vogt, Columbia University For those readers who judge this book by its remarkable cover, feel free to skip to the end of the review. For those who try not to, let's pursue the epistemic benefits of attending to the book's content. Rik Peels and Martijn Blaauw, the editors, are to be commended for their choice of topic. In their Introduction, they describe ignorance as almost absent from epistemology and as worthy of more attention than it receives. They conceive of the volume as a "first step" toward a fuller epistemology of ignorance (11). The book is charming in coming across as almost a collaboration among friends. This is a plus, insofar as there is genuine engagement throughout with ideas that are sketched at its outset. It. . .

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