Varieties of Ignorance
Lecture no. 16 from the course: Understanding the Dark Side of Human Nature
Taught by Professor Daniel Breyer | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses
Explore the concept of ignorance through the writings of two Indian philosophers who lived centuries apart, Shankara and Ramanuja. Is ignorance a lack of knowledge, or is it wrong knowledge? Learn why some modern philosophers describe ignorance as a complex social phenomenon with the potential to bring out the dark side of our nature—and what we can do to counteract it.