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Published: 19 September 2019

344 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190847289

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Knowing Our Limits

Nathan Ballantyne

  • Argues for a modest perspective about the scope of human knowledge, once a commonplace in the early modern period and articulated by philosophers such as Montaigne and Pascal
  • Shows how guidance for good inquiry can be developed today by integrating ideas from philosophy and the social and cognitive sciences
  • Advances recent debates in social epistemology about disagreement, biases, and expertise
  • In an age of partisan confidence and polarized punditry, encourages us to make our judgments about controversial matters more reasonable

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