VCPG8002 – coming in 2018
Ignorance is a neglected topic, and yet it is central to the human condition. This course presents a comprehensive framework for understanding, coping with, and making decisions in the face of ignorance. Students will learn that ignorance is not always negative, but has uses and benefits in domains from everyday life to the farthest reaches of science, where ignorance is simultaneously destroyed and new ignorance created. They discover the roles ignorance plays in human relationships, culture, and how it underpins important kinds of social capital.