Shimer College

June 20, 2013

The Uncertainty Principle

Elizabeth Kamarck Minnich’s book entitled Transforming Knowledge was an important book for many of us in the early 1990s.

It is a book that is, in some senses, about epistemology and in other senses about education.

Here is one quotation from the book that made me think then – and still does.

“Uncertainty, which is the necessary result of openness to what is unique, individual, particular, new, and/or different, is… a virtue reflecting an open and enlarged mind and a capacity for empathy.”    

(Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1990, p. 102). 

Perhaps the question is: which uncertainty?