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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Stanford University Press 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. I looked up the author’s biography and there it was – she teaches and writes about “gendered science” as if such a thing exists.

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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 makingg open question even when ignorancee scientific evidence is indisputable. Jul 27, Jenny rated it did not like it. About halfway down the first page I realised that I was reading a stereotypical feminist loon rant based on suppression of women by the patriarchy. The Edge World Question Center The book studies “ignorance”: Garbage in the butt “.


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Aug 21, Jane rated it really liked it. Epistemology Ignorance in Epistemology categorize this paper. Wish I could give it a 3. Shruti Buddhavarapu rated it really liked it Mar 17, While a professor of the history of science at the University of Pennsylvania inhe became the first historian to testify against the tobacco industry.

Books by Robert N. No keywords specified fix it. Under the banner of science, the industry produced research about everything except tobacco hazards to exploit public uncertainty. Added to PP index Total downloads 4of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

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.

I read the intro and the beginning and end of every essay. A similar word from the same Greek roots, agnoiologymeaning “the science or study of ignorance, which determines its quality and conditions” [19] or “the doctrine concerning those things of which we are necessarily ignorant” [20] describes a branch of philosophy studied by James Frederick Ferrier in the 19th century.

Anthropological, Sociological and Philosophical Perspectives. The Unmaking and Making of Self: Ignorance in Epistemology categorize this paper.


Alison Wylie – – In R. 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.


The advantages of historical hindsight”. New York and London: Look up agnotology in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Dominic rated it liked it Jan 06, Anthropologist Glenn Stone points out that most of the examples ignorqnce agnotology such as work promoting tobacco use do not actually create a lack of knowledge so much as they create confusion.

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Social Theories of Ignorance. This article has no associated abstract. Wikipedia articles incorporating a citation from the Encyclopaedia Britannica with Wikisource reference Articles with short description Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text Use dmy dates from March The Making and Unmaking of Modernity.

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In Robert N. It makes us ask what is at stake when we dont know things that are plainly before our eyes. Efad rated it liked it Oct 15, The Making and Unmaking of Differences: Croissant – – Social Epistemology 28 1: We need a political agnotology to complement our political epistemologies”. Londa Schiebinger is the John L.