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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Agnotology: The Making and Unmaking of Ignorance

Epistemology Ignorance in Epistemology categorize this paper. Sexuality and Spatiality in Alteritist Discourse.

Alisi rated it really liked it Apr 29, On balance, I am left with lots to think about and would recommend this as a thoughtful read. Proctor uses the term “agnotology” — a word coined from agnosis, meaning “not knowing” — to describe a new approach to looking at knowledge through the study makkng ignorance.

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Unmakingg keeps ignorance alive, or allows it to be used as a political instrument? I thought the strongest were: Audra rated it really liked it Mar 10, agnotolpgy They know exactly what they are doing and why they are doing it, and the truth or acceptance of science has nothing to do with it.


It is always a red flag for conspiracy theory when you see the word “suppression” and this was no exception.

The Cultural Production of Ignorance”. The Making and Unmaking of Political Identity. Sign in to use this feature. Schiebinger No preview available – The creation of systemic unknowns where any potential “fact” is always already countered by an alternative of apparently equal weight and value renders engagement with the conditions of reality mqking the very situations affective labor seeks to assuage — contentious and a source of confusion, reflected by the inability of participants in bubbles to be aware of the imminent collapse until after it has happened.

At that point I gave up the book completely.

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No keywords specified fix it. Croissant – – Social Epistemology 28 1: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Its use as a critical description of the political economy has been expanded upon by Michael Betancourt in a article titled “Immaterial Value and Scarcity in Digital Capitalism” [17] and expanded in the book The Critique of Digital Capitalism.

Rachel rated it it was amazing Aug 24, The goal of this volume is to better understand how and why various forms of knowing do not come to be, or have disappeared, or have become invisible. A Journal of the History of Science For example, knowledge about plate tectonics was censored and delayed for at least a decade because some evidence remained classified military information related to undersea warfare.


A more accurate term for such writing would be “ainigmology”, from the root ainigma as in “enigma” ; in Greek this refers to riddles or to language that obscures the true meaning of a story. I had almost given up tue that point but I soldiered on. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Book review – Agnotology: The making and unmaking of ignorance

Find it on Scholar. Please help out with a donation. Londa Schiebinger is the John L. Archived from the original on 11 August 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.

Why don’t we know what we don’t know?