The Uncertainties of Knowledge

The Uncertainties of Knowledge

Immanuel Wallerstein


"The Uncertainties of Knowledge" extends Immanuel Wallerstein's decade-long paintings of elucidating the main issue of data in present highbrow notion. He argues that the disciplinary divisions of academia have trapped us in a paradigm that assumes wisdom is a simple task and that it could possibly support us clarify the social global. this is often fallacious, he indicates. as a substitute, Wallerstein bargains a brand new notion of the social sciences, one whose technique allows uncertainties. writer be aware: Immanuel Wallerstein is Director of the Fernand Braudel heart, Binghamton collage, and Senior study student at Yale University.

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"Immanuel Wallerstein is either a redoubtable international historian and visionary prophet. the sort of mixture is unusual...[and] makes him a commanding determine, whose rhetorical handle, radical rules, and memorable erudition problem traditional, validated styles discourse." --William H. McNeill, Diplomatic heritage "Wallerstein attracts on his old erudition and bold theoretical powers to forged gentle at the ongoing transformation of our society. much more striking, he dares to contemplate the future." --Frances Fox Piven "Wallerstein is often readable, frequently persuasive, and infrequently profound." --Michael Mann, The British magazine of Sociology

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