The Uncertainties of Knowledge

The Uncertainties of Knowledge

Immanuel Wallerstein

"The Uncertainties of Knowledge" extends Immanuel Wallerstein's decade-long paintings of elucidating the quandary of information in present highbrow concept. He argues that the disciplinary divisions of academia have trapped us in a paradigm that assumes wisdom is a walk in the park and that it might aid us clarify the social global. this is often unsuitable, he indicates. as an alternative, Wallerstein bargains a brand new belief of the social sciences, one whose technique makes it possible for uncertainties. writer notice: Immanuel Wallerstein is Director of the Fernand Braudel heart, Binghamton college, and Senior examine pupil at Yale University.


"Immanuel Wallerstein is either a redoubtable global historian and visionary prophet. one of these blend is unusual...[and] makes him a commanding determine, whose rhetorical deal with, radical principles, and noteworthy erudition problem usual, verified styles discourse." --William H. McNeill, Diplomatic background "Wallerstein attracts on his ancient erudition and bold theoretical powers to solid gentle at the ongoing transformation of our society. much more striking, he dares to contemplate the future." --Frances Fox Piven "Wallerstein is usually readable, usually persuasive, and infrequently profound." --Michael Mann, The British magazine of Sociology

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