Scholars begin to dig deeper into defining wisdom to build new research field

from the University of Chicago News Office

October 8, 2009

"Scholars from across the country are engaged this fall in a lively web-based conversation about the many aspects of wisdom, the subject at the heart of the University of Chicago Arete Initiative’s Defining Wisdom Project.

The project is a continuing effort to better understand the role of wisdom in human understanding. In addition to the website exchanges between researchers, scholars from diverse fields have presented their own research at conferences supported by the project. Conference participants recently looked at how an expanded understanding of wisdom could deepen decision-making models that focus primarily on human reason..."

Read the article.

Watch the video, featuring Howard Nusbaum, John Cacioppo, and several wisdom grantees.

 

Photo by Jasmine Kwong.



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