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The Resource The virtues of ignorance : complexity, sustainability, and the limits of knowledge, edited by Bill Vitek and Wes Jackson

The virtues of ignorance : complexity, sustainability, and the limits of knowledge, edited by Bill Vitek and Wes Jackson

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The virtues of ignorance : complexity, sustainability, and the limits of knowledge
Title
The virtues of ignorance
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complexity, sustainability, and the limits of knowledge
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edited by Bill Vitek and Wes Jackson
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Language
eng
Summary
Human dependence on technology has increased exponentially over the past several centuries, along with the notion that environmental problems can be solved with scientific applications. The Virtues of Ignorance: Complexity, Sustainability, and the Limits of Knowledge proposes an alternative to this hubristic, shortsighted, and dangerous worldview. The contributors offer profound arguments for the advantages of an ignorance-based worldview. Examining the relationship between the land and the future generations who will depend on it, they propose that, while we cannot improve upon nature, by put
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non fiction
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Culture of the land
The virtues of ignorance : complexity, sustainability, and the limits of knowledge, edited by Bill Vitek and Wes Jackson
Label
The virtues of ignorance : complexity, sustainability, and the limits of knowledge, edited by Bill Vitek and Wes Jackson
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt2jcj0d
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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Contents
Toward an ignorance-based worldview / Wes Jackson -- The way of ignorance / Wendell Berry -- Ignorance, an inner perspective / Robert Perry -- Human ignorance and the limited use of history / Richard D. Lamm -- Ignorance and know-how / Conn Nugent -- Optimizing uncertainty / Raymond H. Dean -- Toward an ecological conversation / Steve Talbott -- Ignorance and ethics / Anna L. Peterson -- Imposed ignorance and humble ignorance: two worldviews / Paul G. Heltne -- Battle for the soul of ignorance: rhetoric and philosophy in classical Athens / Charles Marsh -- Choosing ignorance within a learning universe / Peter G. Brown -- The path of enlightened ignorance: Alfred North Whitehead and Ernst Mayr / Strachan Donnelley -- Joyful ignorance and the civic mind / Bill Vitek -- I don't know / Robert Root-Bernstein -- Lessons learned from ignorance: the curriculum on medical (and other) ignorance / Marlys Hearst Witte [and others] -- Economics and the promotion of ignorance-squared / Herb Thompson -- Educating for ignorance / Jon Jensen -- Climate change and the limits of knowledge / Joe Marocco -- Can we see with fresh eyes? beyond a culture of abstraction / Craig Holdrege
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