Wisdom and humility

Tiberius, V. (2016). Wisdom and humility. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1-4.

Excerpt: Practical wisdom (wisdom concerned with what to do rather than what to think about abstract matters) is the virtue that enables a person to deliberate and choose well. The wise person grasps what matters in life and reasons well about how to get it. This understanding of wisdom comes from Aristotle, according to whom the wise person "is the one whose aim expresses rational calculation in pursuit of the best good for a human being that is achievable in action." This makes wisdom a fundamentally important virtue with very broad scope. Other virtues are concerned with particular domains (generosity is concerned with giving to others, for example) or with particular emotions (courage is concerned with regulating fear). Wisdom is concerned with living well in the most general sense.

Read the article: Tiberius, V. (2016). Wisdom and humility. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1-4.



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