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If Ignorance is Bliss, We Should All Be Ecstatic With Author Fred Leavitt

Author Fred Leavitt speaks with cohosts Richard Levick of LEVICK and former CNN Legal Analyst Michael Zeldin of That Said with Michael Zeldin on CommPRO about his latest book, If Ignorance is Bliss, We Should All Be Ecstatic. He explores the limitations of knowledge and argues that neither reasoning nor direct observation can be trusted and argues that not only are they unreliable sources, but they do not even justify assigning probabilities. This position, called radical skepticism, has intrigued philosophers since before the birth of Christ, yet nobody has been able to refute it. Whether answering the telephone, turning on the TV, talking with friends or munching on an apple, we expect things to happen predictably. These expectations, paired with radical skepticism, exemplify cognitive dissonance at the highest level. Listen here