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Ignorance : on the wider implications of deficient knowledge

Author: Nicholas Rescher
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2009.
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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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Rescher, Nicholas.
Ignorance.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008052956
(OCoLC)289067832
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Rescher
ISBN: 9780822973515 0822973510
OCLC Number: 610606830
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 170 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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