On whether knowledge resistance is always bad, and other questions
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This chapter, written in question-and-answer form, concludes by re-asking and answering some of the fundamental questions that have been discussed throughout the book. It explains briefly why our social motivation and social interests are among the most important reasons for our knowledge resistance. Furthermore, the chapter distinguishes between scepticism and knowledge resistance, and explains how beneficial versus harmful knowledge resistance can be detected. It also covers a short discussion of the potential for ignorance to make people and groups in some situations think in a freer, less dogmatic, and more productive way. Finally, the chapter mentions ways to reduce problematic knowledge resistance through structural measures.

Knowledge resistance

How we avoid insight from others


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