Abstract for Dasgupta’s talk

Sometimes, ignorance is inexpressible. In these cases we are ignorant, but we cannot express our ignorance in certain ordinary ways. This peculiar kind of ignorance arises in a number of domains, including ignorance about position in space, about which quiddity plays which causal role, and about which individual underlies which constellation of qualities. In this paper I ask what the this state of ignorance consists in. I argue that standard models of ignorance have difficulty accommodating it, and I outline an alternative model that does better.

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