Generally unseen challenges in uncertainty management: An application of problematic integration theory

Austin S. Babrow, Marianne S. Matthias

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Abstract

A colleague of ours was talking with a dear friend, a very bright guy who prided himself as something of a polymath, when the latter declared, with evident pride in the chestnut he was about to impart, that Aristotle was the last living person to know all there was to know. Not long after, our friend was reading a work by Czech author Milan Kundera, where she encountered the claim that the French encyclopedist, Denis Diderot, was the last person alive who knew everything. Intrigued, she submitted the evidently controversial issue to a search on Google. Although she surveyed only the first 20 or so of the more than 8.5 million hits, she quickly found that there were several other contenders for the crown (e.g., Milton, Jefferson).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUncertainty, Information Management, and Disclosure Decisions
Subtitle of host publicationTheories and Applications
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages9-25
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781135890568
ISBN (Print)9780415965163
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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