Daniel Williams

Daniel Williams is an early career research fellow at Corpus Christi College at the University of Cambridge and an associate fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. His current research focuses primarily on strategic irrationality and the frequent conflict between social and epistemic goals in human cognition.

On the Persistence of Motivated Ignorance

The idea that ignorance is the outcome of a deficit of correct information is persistent. Daniel Williams argues that to understand how research and evidence are strongly resisted by certain groups, we need to reflect on how motivated ignorance is deeply embedded in our identities and social connections.

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