What happens when we know something is false but still accept it as true or as katherine eggert asks in her ambitious book disknowledge literature alchemy and the end of humanism in renaissance england what happens when bad ideas or nutty ideas or simply irrelevant ideas start to look good 4disknowledge opens a conversation about what it means to know or more pivotally not . Disknowledge literature alchemy and the end of humanism in renaissance england by eggert katherine carole m cusack her term disknowledge refers the conscious and deliberate setting aside of one compelling mode of understanding the world one discipline one theory in favour of another p 3 . Book description disknowledge knowing something isnt true but believing it anyway indisknowledge literature alchemy and the end of humanism in renaissance england katherine eggert explores the crumbling state of learning in the sixteenth and seventeenth centurieseven as the shortcomings of renaissance humanism became plain to see many intellectuals of the age had little choice but . The university of chicago press books division chicago distribution center
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