Nescience

The following is part of a comment, a good one among a dozen other good ones, on Edward Curtin’s latest essay, HERE. — MCM

“A speaker … mentioned that we often use the word ignorance where another word, nescience, would be more descriptive. It is possible to be unaware of information because we have not been exposed to it. It is also possible to be exposed to information and to ignore it, which is real ignorance — much in evidence these days. But nescience means that we don’t know something because we have not had the information available to us.”

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