Uncertainties of Knowledge

Uncertainties of Knowledge

by Immanuel Maurice Wallerstein

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592132423
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2004
Series: Politics, History, and Social Change Ser
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Uncertainties of Time1
Part I.The Structures of Knowledge
1For Science, Against Scientism: The Dilemmas of Contemporary Knowledge Production7
2Social Sciences in the Twenty-first Century16
3The End of Certainties in the Social Sciences34
4Braudel and Interscience: A Preacher to Empty Pews?59
5Time and Duration: The Unexcluded Middle, or Reflections on Braudel and Prigogine71
6The Itinerary of World-Systems Analysis, or How to Resist Becoming a Theory83
Part II.Dilemmas of the Disciplines
7History in Search of Science111
8Writing History126
9Global Culture(s): Salvation, Menace, or Myth?142
10From Sociology to Historical Social Science: Prospects and Obstacles151
11Anthropology, Sociology, and Other Dubious Disciplines166

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