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  • The Power of Wisdom to Enact Social Change

    By Jonathan Wai, Psychology Today Will technology really solve our problems? A conversation with Kentaro Toyama There are many people today who believe that the rise of technology and the logical problem solving mindset can erase many of the world’s problems. But after many years of creating technologies...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Do We Always Need Purpose?

    By Naveen Khajanchi, CEO & Director, NKH Foundation, INSEAD Knowledge Regain control by better understanding your inner “purpose”. Like most executives, I travel a lot. This can mean a lot of planning, anxiety, frustration and tiredness. In the past, I would return from a trip in a bad mood, having...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Unexpected Wisdom

    The New York Times, Opinion Pages Letter to the Editor January 7, 2013 To the Editor: Re “ Suffering Fools Gladly ,” by David Brooks (column, Jan. 4): There is no excuse for condescension or abuse of someone judged less intelligent, even if your name is Steve Jobs or Pauline Kael. By excusing certain...
     Posted by: brendah
  • In Character Issue on Wisdom

    The Fall 2009 issue of In Character, a publication dedicated to exploring single virtues from different persepctives, explores the concept of wisdom. Table of Contents Charlotte Hays More Than Knowledge William Desmond Wisdom of the Ages Charlotte Allen Athena's Surprising Portfolio Michael Walzer...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Wisdom is one virtue that improves with age

    By Val Farmer | INFORUM "There is one quality that improves with age. That quality happens to be a wonderful virtue. It is wisdom. Wisdom encompasses other virtues. Wisdom incorporates other virtues that are essential to happiness. A wise person will have embraced principles of love, service and...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • What is "The Good Society"?

    By Michael Walzer P reliminary Dialogue: The co-editor of Dissent argues with a philosophical friend to determine the truth (or a truth) of the matter. MW : The definite article is wrong. How could there be one good society, given the immense variety of human cultures? A Philosophical Friend : Well,...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • A New Science of Virtues Grant Competition

    The Arete Initiative at the University of Chicago is pleased to announce a new $3 million research program on a New Science of Virtues. This is a multidisciplinary research initiative that seeks contributions from individuals and from teams of investigators working within the humanities and the sciences...
     Posted by: jdarragh
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PUBLICATIONS
  • From Knowledge to Wisdom: Science and the Good Life (2016)

    Abstract: Various scientific disciplines, from sociology and economics to neuroscience and psychology, have devised innovative and empirical methods for assessing subjective states of happiness and well-being, providing intriguing new clues about our complex nature and what fosters a happy and meaningful...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Synthetic wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: Wisdom is a special kind of virtue. It is not to be identified with any outstanding cognitive ability—like having a prodigious memory or knowing a lot. Rather it consists in seeing what is most important and most valuable, either within a particular domain or in life as a whole. In the life...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Eudaimonia and Wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: Wisdom is an ancient concept that has been the subject of intense psychological investigation since the 1980s. In this chapter, we summarize major findings from several different approaches to studying this elusive concept, from early work focused on its psychometric location to more recent...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Developing a Happier Life – 10 Steps to Help (2016)

    10 Steps to a Happier Life. Developing and leading a happier life is not only focusing on what and how you are adding to your life but also what you need to reduce or eliminate. Below are 10 important guidelines for a happier life. 1. Control of actions and speech to avoid actions that create unnecessary...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Wisdom and the Tragic Question: Moral Learning and Emotional Perception in Leadership and Organisations (2016)

    Abstract: Wisdom is almost always associated with doing the right thing in the right way under right circumstances in order to achieve the common good. In this paper, however, we propose that wisdom is more associated with deciding between better and worse wrongs; a winless situation we define as tragic...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom and humility (2016)

    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...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Secret wisdom: Spiritual intelligence in adolescents (2015)

    Abstract: Current models of spiritual development suggest that adolescents have limited capacity for spirituality and spiritual experiences. Adolescents are seen to have immature moral and ethical judgment and be incapable of deep spiritual experience due to lack of cognitive development. This mixed...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Neuroenhancement: How mental training and meditation can promote epistemic virtue (2015)

    - Discusses the potential, and the positive effects, of regular meditation both from the perspective of the individual and the broader society suggesting that it could help promote a more ethical social climate - Offers a fresh take by connecting meditation to both improved cognitive flexibility and...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Can Scientific Method Help Us Create a Wiser World? (2015)

    Nicholas Maxwell (2015) Two great problems of learning confront humanity: (1) learning about the universe, and about ourselves as a part of the universe, and (2) learning how to make progress towards as good a world as possible. We solved the first problem when we created modern science in the 17 th...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • My New Book The Buddha's Teachings: Seeing without Illusion - revised/expanded ed (2013)

    My new book incorporates the writings of contemporary Buddhist scholar, psychologists, cognitive scientists and physicists to provide a fascinating and authoritative framework for the interpretation of the Buddha's teachings. In this revised and expanded edition, the Eightfold Path and the practice...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
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