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The Politics of Knowledge: When Loyalty Minimizes Learning

Richard K. Laird
Format
Book
Published
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2019]
Language
English
ISBN
9781498575997 (cloth : alk. paper)
Contents
  • Why knowledge?
  • The underlying objective
  • Making a case for more learning
  • Standards of living landmarks
  • Self-knowledge
  • Self-knowledge explained
  • So what do we do with self-knowledge?
  • Rational choice and its competing biases
  • Filling (some of) the void of uncertainty
  • Specie, groups, individuals, and universals
  • General knowledge
  • What is a democratic political culture?
  • Why do we have a constitution?
  • Why does the U.S. have a "two-party" system?
  • What is a public good?
  • What is "political correctness" and how is it useful and misused?
  • Applying knowledge
  • Rebooting education
  • Redefining democracy
  • Remodeling politics
  • Retooling technology
  • Reworking capitalism.
Description
pages cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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