- Code VCPG8002
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU College of Science
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Vice Chancellor Postgraduate
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Course not offered in 2020
Ignorance is a neglected topic, and yet it is central to the human condition. This course presents a comprehensive framework for understanding, coping with, and making decisions in the face of ignorance. Course participants learn that ignorance is not always negative, but has uses and benefits in domains from everyday life to the farthest reaches of science where ignorance is simultaneously destroyed and new ignorance created. They discover the roles ignorance plays in human relationships, culture, and how it underpins important kinds of social capital. There is no other course like this in the world, and ignorance is everyones business.
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