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Can wisdom be taught with words?
Is wisdom a characteristic of a person or is it a skill that anyone could acquire? The idea of the wise person like Socrates or King Solomon has figured prominently in many cultures and suggests wisdom may be viewed as an individual trait. Even when wisdom

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  • Wed, Dec 3 2008 11:26 AM

    Joy Wattawa

    Is wisdom a characteristic of a person or is it a skill that anyone could acquire? The idea of the wise person like Socrates or King Solomon has figured prominently in many cultures and suggests wisdom may be viewed as an individual trait. Even when wisdom
  • Fri, Dec 5 2008 2:30 PM

    David Myers

    Reading Howard's interesting reflections on how language communicates wisdom brought to mind what Steve Pinker and others have written about the physical mechanics of transferring meaning from mind to mind. This synopsis (from my forthcoming Psychology
  • Fri, Jan 16 2009 9:35 AM

    Gordon Raynal

    Wisdom in this article is essentially described as a kind of knowledge, thus a teachable reality. I would argue that while wisdom and knowledge are ever intertwined, that wisdom is distinct from knowledge and that we need to start in an entirely different
  • Tue, Jul 27 2010 1:34 AM

    Ravi Arapurakal

    Wisdom can be taught with words. And it is a characteristic of a person. While it is thus something that can be acquired, and while its acquisition is a skill, it is not itself a skill. Wisdom involves having an integral (in contrast to a fragmented and