Ignorance (disambiguation)



Ignorance Ignorance is a lack of knowledge and understanding. The word "ignorant" is an adjective that describes a person in the state of being unaware, or even cognitive dissonance and other cognitive relation, and can describe individuals who are unaware ...
is a state of being uninformed. Ignorance may also refer to:

Social sciences

Pluralistic ignorance In social psychology, pluralistic ignorance refers to a situation in which the minority position on a given topic is wrongly perceived to be the majority position or where the majority position is wrongly perceived to be the minority position. Thi ...
, a concept in social psychology *
Rational ignorance Rational ignorance is refraining from acquiring knowledge when the supposed cost of educating oneself on an issue exceeds the expected potential benefit that the knowledge would provide. Ignorance about an issue is said to be "rational" when th ...
, a concept in epistemology *
Vincible ignorance Vincible ignorance is, in Catholic moral theology, ignorance that a person could remove by applying reasonable diligence in the given set of circumstances. It contrasts with invincible ignorance, which a person is either entirely incapable of re ...
, a moral or doctrinal matter in Catholic ethics * ''
Ignorantia juris non excusat In law, (Latin for "ignorance of the law excuses not"),''Black's Law Dictionary'', 5th Edition, pg. 672 or ("ignorance of law excuses no one"),''Black's Law Dictionary'', 5th Edition, pg. 673 is a legal principle holding that a person who is un ...
'', literally "ignorance of the law is no excuse", the legal principle that the law applies also to those who are unaware of it * Avidyā (Hinduism), ignorance as a concept in Vedanta * Avijja, ignorance as a concept in Buddhism


* ''Ignorance'' (novel), a 2000 novel by Milan Kundera * ''Ignorance'', a poem in Philip Larkin's collection '' The Whitsun Weddings''


* ''Ignorance'' (Sacred Reich album), 1987 * ''Ignorance'' (The Weather Station album), 2021 * "Ignorance" (song), a song by American pop punk band Paramore *
Steve Ignorant Steve Ignorant (born Steven Williams in 1957) is a singer and artist. Career Steve Ignorant was born in Stoke-on-Trent but grew up in Dagenham, East London. He later lived at Dial House, which since 1967 has been a self-sustaining anarchist- ...
, British punk musician

See also

Ignorance Is Bliss (disambiguation) "Ignorance is bliss" is a phrase coined by Thomas Gray in his 1768 " Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College". The sentiment was already expressed by Publilius Syrus: In nil sapiendo vita iucundissima est. (In knowing nothing, life is most deli ...
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