Deliberate Ignorance

Deliberate Ignorance Choosing Not to Know - Strüngmann Forum Reports

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Publisher's Synopsis

The history of intellectual thought abounds with claims that knowledge is valued and sought, yet individuals and groups often choose not to know. We call the conscious choice not to seek or use knowledge (or information) deliberate ignorance. When is this a virtue, when is it a vice, and what can be learned from formally modelling the underlying motives? On which normative grounds can it be judged? Which institutional interventions can promote or prevent it? In this book, psychologists, economists, historians, computer scientists, sociologists, philosophers, and legal scholars explore the scope of deliberate ignorance.

Book information

ISBN: 9780262045599
Publisher: The MIT Press
Imprint: The MIT Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 121.2
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xv, 378
Weight: 640g
Height: 151mm
Width: 228mm
Spine width: 33mm