Textuality and Knowledge: the book
In a time when the distinctions between fact and opinion have become blurred, I thought it would be good to review what we think we know about knowledge--about what we think passes as knowledge. I think about the differences between knowledge, on one hand and opinion, speculation, guesswork, and wishful thinking, on the other. I think about why the "fact" that uncertainty dogs every proposition is not an excuse for thinking that "uninformed" opinions are just as valid as "informed opinions." I think about the need to validate arguments by showing sources of evidence and revealing the sources of the sources. This book is about textual knowledge; knowledge of texts. It is not philosophy; it is practice.
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