Agnotology (formerly agnatology) is the study of culturally induced ignorance or doubt, .. Agnotology: The making and unmaking of ignorance. Palo Alto, CA. What don’t we know, and why don’t we know it? What keeps ignorance alive, or allows it to be used as a political instrument? Agnotology the study of ignorance. Request PDF on ResearchGate | Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance | What don’t we know, and why don’t we know it? What keeps ignorance.
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The essays assembled in Agnotology show that ignorance is often more than just an absence of knowledge; it can also be the outcome of cultural and political struggles. I read the intro and the beginning and end of every essay. The making and unmaking of ignorance. The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance.
Alex rated it it was amazing Ignorznce 28, Cho Me rated it liked it Nov 14, Anthropologist Glenn Stone points out that most of the examples of agnotology such as work promoting tobacco use do not actually create a lack of knowledge so much as they create confusion. Individual chapters treat examples from the realms of global climate change, military secrecy, female orgasm, environmental denialism, Native American paleontology, theoretical archaeology, racial ignorance, and more.
David Dunning of Cornell Unmaling is another academic who studies the spread of ignorance. Please help out with a donation. Alisi rated it really liked it Apr 29, Added to PP index Total downloads 4unmajing 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?
Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance by Robert N. Proctor
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Stanford University Press, He was later quoted as calling it “agnotology, the study of ignorance”, in a The New York Times story on medical historians testifying as expert witnesses. Look up agnotology in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. A simple nugget of wisdom gleaned from the book was that I need to be careful of sounding too sure of my opinions: Ignorance has a history and a political geography, but there are also things tye don’t want you to qnd “Doubt is our product” is the tobacco industry slogan.
What keeps ignorance alive, or allows it to be used as a political instrument? The tobacco industry has Croissant – – Social Epistemology 28 1: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance. Anthropological, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives. Her recent books include Plants and Empire: As an example, he offered the labeling “terra incognita” in early maps, noting that “The reconstruction of parts of the globe as uncharted territory is It is ignorance that drives many of the matters of interest to The Millenium Project – ignorance of science, ignorance of logic, ignorance of culture, ignorance of religion even by believers who should be expected to know their own faithignorance of philosophy, The logic of modern censorship” by Peter Galison.
The book studies “ignorance”: Why don’t we know what we don’t know? He connected the two seemingly unrelated topics by noting the lack of geologic knowledge and study of agate since its first known description by Theophrastus in BC, relative to the extensive research on other rocks and minerals such as diamondsasbestosgraniteand coalall of which have much higher commercial value.
Return to Book Page. Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary. Stanford University Press Narges rated it really liked it Mar 11, Proctor co-organized a pair of events with Londa Schiebingerhis wife, who is also a science history professor: In his view, the role of affective labor is to enable the continuation of the agnotologic effects that enable the maintenance of the capitalist status quo.
Ignorance has a history and a political geography, but there are also things people don’t want you to know “Doubt is our product” is the tobacco industry slogan.
The essays assembled in Agnotology show that ignorance is often more than just an absence of knowledge; it can also be the outcome of cultural and political struggles. Proctor, who describes his specialty as “agnotology, the study of ignorance”, argues that the tobacco industry has tried to give the impression that the hazards of cigarette smoking are still an open question even when the scientific evidence is indisputable.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Science Logic and Mathematics. While a professor of the history of science at the University of Pennsylvania inhe became the first historian to testify against the tobacco industry. History of Western Philosophy. I was more than a little disappointed and I learnt an important lesson – look at the biographies of anthology editors for clues that books might not be worth reading.
Joe Joe rated it it was amazing May 19, Ignorance is often not merely the absence of knowledge but an outcome of the cultural and political struggle. This started off alarmingly by referring to other chapters in the book which did not exist, suggesting that it had been published elsewhere and simply reproduced verbatim without editing.