Knowledge

  1. ‘Agnotology’: The study of ignorance (Episyllogism)
  2. The Feeling of Knowing: On Steven Connor’s book The Madness of Knowledge (Medium)
  3. Toward a Better Epistemology: Why Do We Care About What We Know?
  4. I Don’t Know: In Praise of Admitting Ignorance by Leah Hager Cohen (GR)
  5. Fringe-ology by Steve Volk (The Shadow)
  6. Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts by Carol Tavris (GR)
  7. The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth from 9/11 to Katrina by Frank Rich (GR)
  8. On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not by Robert A. Burton (GR)
  9. Lying by Sam Harris (GR)
  10. A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age by Daniel J. Levitin (GR)
  11. How Do You Kill 11 Million People? Why The Truth Matters More Than You Think by Andy Andrews (GR)
  12. Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives By Michael Specter (GR)
  13. Dangerous Knowledge: Orientalism and Its Discontents by Robert Irwin (GR)
  14. The effect of conspiracy theories (Episyllogism)
  15. When to wager that a conspiracy theory is false (Episyllogism)
  16. ‘Escaping the Rabbit Hole’ sees hope for conspiracy theorists (Episyllogism)
  17. Paranoid: Exploring Suspicion from the Dubious to the Delusional by David LaPorte (GR)
  18. The Science of Fear: Why We Fear the Things We Shouldn’t–and Put Ourselves in Greater Danger by Dan Gardner
  19. Is a ‘political lie’ different from a garden-variety lie? (Episyllogism)
  20. In Defense of Elitism by William A. Henry III (GR)
  21. Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy by Chris Hayes (GR)
  22. Lost in the Meritocracy: The Undereducation of an Overachiever by Walter Kirn (GR)
  23. Disciplined Minds: A Critical Look at Salaried Professionals and the Soul-battering System That Shapes Their Identities by Jeff Schmidt (GR)
  24. Flavor of the Month: Why Smart People Fall for Fads by Joel Best (GR)
  25. Don’t Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate: The Essential Guide for Progressives by George Lakoff (GR)
  26. Discarding a Category That Does Not Serve (after Why Fish Don’t Exist by Lulu Miller)