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Our Current Sense of Anxiety

  • John A. Hall
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Abstract

The two pillars of Ian C. Jarvie’s thought have been Karl Popper and Ernest Gellner. Gellner went against Popper’s anti-historicism by seeking to give rationalism social groundings. What had once seemed convincing no longer impresses nearly as much. Gellner’s measure of optimism has been replaced by social tendencies that suggest generalized anxiety.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.James McGill Professor of SociologyMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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