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The politics of knowledge : when loyalty minimizes learning

Author: Richard K Laird
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book restores the credibility of politics with the basics of human behavior and social science. It does this by discussing how to retain the positive relationship between learnability and  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Laird, Richard K., author.
Politics of knowledge
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2019]
(DLC) 2019011835
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard K Laird
ISBN: 9781498575997 1498575994
OCLC Number: 1084685880
Description: vi, 299 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Why knowledge? --
The underlying objective --
Making a case for more learning --
Standards of living landmarks --
Self-knowledge --
Self-knowledge explained --
So what do we do with self-knowledge? --
Rational choice and its competing biases --
Filling (some of) the void of uncertainty --
Specie, groups, individuals, and universals --
General knowledge --
What is a democratic political culture? --
Why do we have a constitution? --
Why does the U.S. have a "two-party" system? --
What is a public good? --
What is "political correctness" and how is it useful and misused? --
Applying knowledge --
Rebooting education --
Redefining democracy --
Remodeling politics --
Retooling technology --
Reworking capitalism.
Responsibility: Richard K. Laird.

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