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  • What Is Wisdom?

    March 26, 2013, Big Questions Online By Margaret Plews-Ogan, Associate Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of General Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the University of Virginia We are not provided with wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the...
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  • Adversity, Conflict, Wisdom (2019)

    Excerpt: Suppose that experience is central to the development of wisdom. Here we might ask two questions: 1. What is unique about adversity as a type of experience in the promotion of wisdom? 2. What are the personality characteristics and social conditions that promote wis-dom following adversity?...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Learning from Adversity: Suffering and Wisdom (2019)

    Abstract: It is commonplace, in philosophy and in everyday life, to think that suffering, understood as a kind of negative affective experience, is bad. Nevertheless, the case can be made that suffering, in certain instances and circumstances, has considerable value. Indeed, it seems plausible that we...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Exploring the Long-Term Benefits of Adversity: What Is Posttraumatic Wisdom? (2016)

    Abstract: While all major philosophical and theological traditions have argued that experiencing some adversity is a necessary condition for the full development of one’s character, no consensus exists about the nature of the specific virtues, traits, and abilities that might develop in response to adversity...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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