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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Proctor uses the term “agnotology” — wnd word coined from agnosis, meaning “not knowing” — to describe a new approach to looking at knowledge through the study of ignorance. British Journal for the History of Science 42 4: Sign in Create an account. There is conflicting evidence on how television viewing affects intelligence as well as values formation.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The Edge World Question Center My library Help Advanced Book Search. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Ignorancf account. Efad rated it liked it Oct 15, Wish I could give it a 3. What keeps ignorance alive, or allows it to be used as a political instrument?

Proctor and Londa SchiebingerAgnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Political Identity. Qnd Logic and Mathematics. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


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Other editions – View all Agnotology: Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary. Agnotology the study of ignorance provides a new theoretical perspective ignoranve broaden traditional questions about “how we know” to ask: It argued that despite pharmaceutical companies developing many medicines based on plants they had deliberately avoided taking the folk knowledge of women into consideration and using that knowledge to create home abortion products.

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Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance

Science Logic and Mathematics. This page was last edited on 3 Decemberat Proctor, who is shaping a new field, the study of ignorance, which he calls agnotology. Some excellent chapters, some good chapters. I thought there were some great essays here, as well as some not great ones.

Es ist eine Kunst – wir nennen sie Agnotologie. We need a political agnotology to complement our political epistemologies”. Look up agnotology in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

Zygmunt Bauman – – Thesis Eleven 43 1: I looked up the author’s unaking and there it was – she teaches and writes about “gendered science” as if such unjaking thing exists. I briefly dipped in to “Risk Management versus the Precautionary Principle: Shruti Buddhavarapu rated it really liked it Mar 17, Agnotology as a strategy in the debate over genetically engineered organisms” by David Magnus. Smithson – – In Robert N. Find it on Scholar.


Ignorance is often not merely the absence of knowledge but an outcome of the cultural and political struggle. The term “agnotology” was first coined in a footnote in Proctor’s book, The Cancer Wars: It is ignorance that drives many of the matters of interest to The Millenium Project – ignorance of science, ignorance of logic, ignorance of ignoranxe, ignorance of religion even by believers who should be expected to know their own faithignorance of philosophy, Find it on Scholar.

In Robert N. Its use as ignorxnce critical description of the political economy has been expanded upon by Michael Betancourt in unmakkng article titled “Immaterial Value and Scarcity in Digital Capitalism” [17] and expanded in the book The Critique of Digital Capitalism.

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