Knowbotomy: Coined and Defined

A coinage, a neologism:

Knowbotomy: A self-administered operation in which one removes rational faculties and learning so as to be susceptible to political manipulation; a willing surrender to ignorance. –Hans Ostrom (2012)


One Response to “Knowbotomy: Coined and Defined”

  1. wildbillhaltom Says:

    Might a Knowbotomy be a knowing, willing surrender to ignorance foisted by others rather than only by oneself?

    I like the coinage. I am reluctant to fuss with it. Still, I wonder if it might make sense to consider the voluntary, sometimes enthusiastic surrender to beliefs that are more convenient [for whatever purposes or ends] than knowledge?

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