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The disvalue of knowledge

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Original languageEnglish
JournalSYNTHESE
Early online date4 Oct 2019
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Accepted/In press21 Sep 2019
E-pub ahead of print4 Oct 2019
Published2019

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Abstract

I argue that the concept of knowledge is a relic of a bygone age, erroneously supposed to do no harm. I illustrate this claim by showing how a concern with knowledge distorts the use of statistical evidence in criminal courts, and then generalize the point to show that this concern hampers our enterprises across the board and not only in legal contexts.

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