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Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics

Ignorant Cognition

A Philosophical Investigation of the Cognitive Features of Not-Knowing

Authors: Arfini, Selene

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  • Describes a set of cognitive tools to study ignorance
  • Bridges the concepts of ignorance and human agency
  • Discusses the distribution of ignorance in online communities
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This book offers a comprehensive philosophical investigation of ignorance. Using a set of cognitive tools and models, it discusses features that can describe a state of ignorance if linked to a particular type of cognition affecting the agent’s social behavior, belief system, and inferential capacity. The author defines ignorance as a cognitive condition that can be either passively (and unconsciously) borne by an agent or actively nurtured by him or her, and a condition that entails epistemic limitations (which can be any lack of knowledge, belief, information or data) that affect the agent’s behavior, belief system, and inferential capacity.


The author subsequently describes the ephemeral nature of ignorance, its tenacity in the development of human inferential and cognitive performance, and the possibility of sharing ignorance among human agents within the social dimension. By combining previous frameworks such as the naturalization of logic, the eco-cognitive perspective in philosophy and concepts from Peircean epistemology, and adding original ideas derived from the author’s own research and reflections, the book develops a new cognitive framework to help understand the nature of ignorance and its influence on the human condition.


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ignorant Cognition
Book Subtitle
A Philosophical Investigation of the Cognitive Features of Not-Knowing
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics
Series Volume
46
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14362-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14362-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14361-9
Series ISSN
2192-6255
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 192
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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