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Deliberate ignorance as a cultural ability in the knowledge society

In a knowledge society, the more knowledge there is available, the better. However, Ralph Hertwig, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, also considers deliberate ignorance to be useful and, sometimes, even necessary. In a digital world of information overload, he also pleads for conscious critical ignoring. Smart ignorance, alongside critical thinking, can even serve as a didactic concept.