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Against the Grain with Sasha Lilley - October 16, 2012 at 12:00pm

Against the Grain, for October 16, 2012 - 12:00pm

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Against the Grain with Sasha Lilley

Historian of science Robert Proctor, author of "Golden Holocaust," discusses why cigarettes may be the world's deadliest invention.

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one of the very best shows

one of the very best shows ever produed on this radio
i hope it will be used as a premium
i sent it around to everyone i know
hope they listen!- even if they continue to smoke, it has to have an impact
so many facets of the problem of cigarettes explored

It's surprising that Robert

It's surprising that Robert Proctor wanted to coin a word to describe the knowledge of ignorance and its production (he asked Iain Boal who came up with 'agnotology'). I say this because James Ferrier, a Scot, had used 'agnoiology' almost 150 years ago to denote this very thing.

In 1854 James Ferrier had published 'Institutes of Metaphysic: The Theory of Knowing and Being', an almost 600 page study. Section 1 is 'The Epistemology, or Theory of Knowing'; section 2 its opposite, 'The Agnoiology, or Theory of Ignorance', 45 pages; & section 3, 'The Ontology, or Theory of Being'.

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