Facets of Moral Culpability Depending on Epistemic Context

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I've talked before at length about the problems of ignorance, and our duties to acquire knowledge to stop those problems. But sometimes, ignorance might be benign. For instance, I do not know how many hairs I have on my head- this is a benign form of ignorance. Additionally, it is impossible for each person to… Continue reading Facets of Moral Culpability Depending on Epistemic Context

Epistemologies of Ignorance

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My newest philosophical area of interest is in Epistemology of Ignorance studies, also known as Agnotology. So today, I want to explain what this research area constitutes, why it's important, and how it connects to further important ethical questions, especially regarding things like fake news, inclusion, microaggressions, and more. So first off, what is the… Continue reading Epistemologies of Ignorance

Duties of Knowledge


One of the things I love most about philosophy, and in particular ethics, is that philosophy is the study of everything. When you study philosophy you can study History, English, Science, Math, Language, Politics, Law, and probably literally everything else you can think of. I think this situates philosophy as a uniquely versatile and intersectional… Continue reading Duties of Knowledge