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Understanding Ignorance: The Surprising Impact of What We Don't Know

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2018.03.18 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Daniel R. DeNicola, Understanding Ignorance: The Surprising Impact of What We Don't Know, MIT Press, 2017, 264 pp., $27.95, ISBN 9780262036443. Reviewed by Steven James, West Chester University of Pennsylvania Daniel DeNicola aspires to give a comprehensive study of ignorance that makes a proper contribution to philosophy and epistemology while also appealing to a broader audience. The discussion is wide ranging and will be particularly useful for those unfamiliar with the topic. However, the pace is generally very quick and the self-described "broad brush" approach often prevents the project from contributing much of significant philosophical depth to the literature. Nevertheless, it is an enjoyable read and points the reader to a variety of interesting historical and emerging areas of research in multiple domains. The book is designed around four spatial metaphors that correspond to the four central parts. . .

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