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Arthur Krystal

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780300092165

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300092165.001.0001

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What Do You Know? What Don't You Know?

What Do You Know? What Don't You Know?

(p.39) 4 What Do You Know? What Don't You Know?

Arthur Krystal

Yale University Press

This chapter is on knowledge. It discusses the parameters of knowledge and the concept of educated ignorance. It also cites an example of a middle-aged white man attending an opera in New York City who did not know who Russian author Leo Tolstoy was. This chapter also suggests that one ought to know enough not to draw any conclusions about what is enough to know.

Keywords:   knowledge, educated ignorance, Leo Tolstoy, middle-aged white man, essay

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