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Ignorance : on the wider implications of deficient knowledge

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, cop. 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Historically, there has been great deliberation about the limits of human knowledge. This title presents a broad-ranging study that examines the manifestations, consequences, and occasional benefits  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rescher
ISBN: 0822960141 9780822960140
OCLC Number: 470726148
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 165-167.
Description: 1 vol. (XI-170 p.) ; 21 cm
Contents: The reach of ignorance --
Questions and insolubilia --
Cognitive shortfall --
Cognitive finitude --
On limits to science --
Obstacles to predictive foreknowledge --
Can computers mend matters? --
Implications of ignorance.
Responsibility: Nicholas Rescher.
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