di Kristian H. Nielsen
Helga Nowotny is author and coauthor of an impressive number of significant contributions to understanding our contemporary late-modern condition with respect to knowledge, science, and technology. She has always emphasized the importance of research-based knowledge, while acknowledging that science is both tentative and fragile. In her latest book, she explicitly deals with the many different ways in which we encounter and engage with uncertainty. The main argument is that uncertainty is inherent to modern society and should be seen as a resource, not a problem, for learning about, exploring and dealing with the present and future.