Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Welcome to the Center for Practical Wisdom

    Wisdom was once regarded as a subject worthy of rigorous scholarly inquiry in order to understand its nature and benefits. It is difficult to imagine a subject more central to the highest aspirations of being human. The study of wisdom holds great promise for shedding light on and opening up new insights for human flourishing. 

    Founded by Dr. Howard C. Nusbaum, Stella M. Rowley Professor of Psychology, the Center for Practical Wisdom and website features the latest news and publications on wisdom science, and encourages interdisciplinary discussions about how wisdom can play a role in the professions and in public life.

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The Breakdown of Civic Virtues and the Problem of Hate Speech

Is There Wisdom in Freedom of Speech?

Wisdom & Virtue archive videos

Now on the Wisdom Research YouTube channel

Aristotle and the good ruler

On democracy and practical wisdom

The End of the World is Nigh

Polarised Tribes, Passionate Words, and the Partisan Brain (with Jay Van Bavel)

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