John Bancroft Tolerance of Uncertainty

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Late in his life, the author came to realize that there was much in his world that was uncertain. How should he deal with that? In this book, he explores how some scientists have tolerated uncertainty and goes on to consider uncertainty in relation to our morals. The subjugation of women has been a major moral problem through history, characterized by certainty. In his view, this has fostered many other immoralities (e.g. slavery). He then reviews the world’s main religions. To what extent have they accepted uncertainty, and how have they dealt with sex and women? How do individuals cope with religious uncertainty?

By the end of the book, he makes the clear distinction between unknowability (reflecting the limitations of our comprehension, which we should respect) and uncertainty (which is more relevant to our day-to-day experiences, which we need to cope with and tolerate). For this purpose, he proposes models of reality that we could use, assessing the extent that they have been helpful and modifying them as necessary. He sees this modelism as having general significance, and to illustrate this, he proposes a radical model for incorporating both women and men into our society: a two-team approach. Tolerance of uncertainty is of fundamental importance to us all. Certainty is often problematic and should be viewed with caution.

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From the age of nine, John Bancroft knew he wanted to be a doctor, and by the age of fourteen, a psychiatrist. He trained at Cambridge University and Saint George's Hospital, London, and qualified in medicine in 1960. He went on to train in psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital, London, and in 1969 moved to Oxford to help his colleague, Michael Gelder, establish a new University Department of Psychiatry. Over the next few years, he became increasingly interested in human sexuality, and in 1976, he moved to the Medical Research Council's Reproductive Biology Unit in Edinburgh. He was there for the next nineteen years until he was appointed director of the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction in Indiana University in the United States. Of his many publications, the principal one is Human Sexuality & Its Problems, Third Edition (Elsevier, 2009). He has been married twice and has fathered five children. His first wife, Judy Greenwood, is also a psychiatrist. His second wife, Cynthia Graham, is a clinical psychologist. Music has played a large part in his life. Apart from playing jazz piano himself, his first three children-Sophie, Tom, and Phil-are professional jazz musicians. His younger son, Jack, is showing promise as a guitarist. In contrast, his daughter Rosie is a world class swimmer. He retired in 2004, since when he has been living with his wife Cynthia and children Rosie and Jack in his paradise just outside Oxford, which he has owned since 1969. He has had a full and rewarding life, for which he is very grateful.

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