Prudence in the Pursuit of Knowledge

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Annotated Bibliography

Enderton, H.B. “Elements of Set Theory.” London: Elsevier Science (1977). Describes  Gödel’s incompleteness theorems which have philosophical significance with respect to the limits of knowledge.

Gallagher, K.T. “The Philosophy of Knowledge.” New York: Fordham University Press (1986). An overview of the history of epistemology, which will help me form the starting point for studying the problem of false hypothesis in this field.

Shattuck, R. “Forbidden Knowledge: From Prometheus to Pornography.” New York: St. Martin’s Press (1996). An overview of numerous examples within mythology, religious traditions, and different cultures concerning beliefs and teachings about how knowledge can be harmful.

Townley, C. “A Defense of Ignorance: Its Value for Knowers and Roles in Feminist and Social Epistemologies. Lanham: Lexington Books (2011). Explores ignorance as a possible value and virtue in the field of epistemology which will help me develop a more comprehensive examination of the goals of epistemology.

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