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The Uncertainties of Knowledge (Politics, History, and Social Change)

Wallerstein, Immanuel Maurice

Published by Temple University Press, 2004
ISBN 10: 1592132421 / ISBN 13: 9781592132423
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Title: The Uncertainties of Knowledge (Politics, ...

Publisher: Temple University Press

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

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Synopsis: "The Uncertainties of Knowledge" extends Immanuel Wallerstein's decade-long work of elucidating the crisis of knowledge in current intellectual thought. He argues that the disciplinary divisions of academia have trapped us in a paradigm that assumes knowledge is a certainty and that it can help us explain the social world. This is wrong, he suggests. Instead, Wallerstein offers a new conception of the social sciences, one whose methodology allows for uncertainties. Immanuel Wallerstein is Director of the Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton University, and Senior Research Scholar at Yale University.

From the Publisher: The dilemmas faced by the social sciences from a world-renowned historian

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