The Madness of Knowledge: On Wisdom, Ignorance and Fantasies of Knowing




      The Madness of Knowledge: On Wisdom, Ignorance and Fantasies of Knowing
Many human beings have considered the powers and the limits of human knowledge, but few have wondered about the power that the idea of knowledge has over us Steven Connor s The Madness of Knowledge is the first book to investigate this emotional inner life of knowledge the lusts, fantasies, dreams, and fears that the idea of knowing provokes There are in depth discussions of the imperious will to know, of Freud s epistemophilia or love of knowledge , and the curiously insistent links between madness, magical thinking, and the desire for knowledge Connor also probes secrets and revelations, quarreling and the history of quizzes and general knowledge, charlatanry and pretension, both the violent disdain and the sanctification of the stupid, as well as the emotional investment in the spaces and places of knowledge, from the study to the library In an age of artificial intelligence, alternative facts, and mistrust of truth, The Madness of Knowledge offers an opulent, enlarging, and sometimes unnerving psychopathology of intellectual life. Read The Madness of Knowledge: On Wisdom, Ignorance and Fantasies of Knowing – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The Madness of Knowledge: On Wisdom, Ignorance and Fantasies of Knowing
  • Steven Connor
  • 11 May 2017
  • 1789140722

10 thoughts on “ The Madness of Knowledge: On Wisdom, Ignorance and Fantasies of Knowing

  1. Doctor Moss says:

    I had trouble engaging with this book It may be that I was looking for something different than what the author, Steven Connor, had in mind to do.What attracted me to the book was that it promised to look at knowledge from a different perspective than what I m used to in philosophical treatments Connor, after all, while well versed in philosophy, is a Professor of English As opposed to epistemology addressing questions of whether, how, and to what extent knowledge of external reality is po I had trouble engaging with this book It may be that I was looking for something different than what the author, Steven Connor, had in mind to do.What attracted me to the book was that it promised to look at knowledge from a different perspectiv...

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