What ignorance could not be

Authors

  • Ekaterina Kubyshkina
  • Mattia Petrolo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5007/1808-1711.2020v24n2p247

Keywords:

Ignorance, definition of ignorance , standard view of ignorance, new view ofignorance, mental state

Abstract

In the current debate there are two epistemological approaches to the definition of ignorance. The Standard View defines ignorance simply as not knowing, while the New View defines it as the absence of true belief. We argue that both views provide necessary, but not sufficient conditions for ignorance, and thus do not constitute satisfactory definitions for such a notion.

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2020-11-18

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