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How can we train people to become wise?
Can we train professionals to become wise in their respective fields? Do we already do so in some professions, perhaps unwittingly? Baltes and colleagues have conducted a body of empirical work related to wisdom, some of which focuses on wisdom within

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  • Fri, Dec 4 2009 7:38 AM

    Joy Wattawa

    Can we train professionals to become wise in their respective fields? Do we already do so in some professions, perhaps unwittingly? Baltes and colleagues have conducted a body of empirical work related to wisdom, some of which focuses on wisdom within
  • Mon, Dec 7 2009 9:38 AM

    tom abeles

    Wendell Wallach and Collin Allen have written an interesting book, Moral Machines, wherein they point out that speed and complexity of decision making of "robots" requires, like humans, the introduction of heuristics in decision making. The
  • Thu, Jan 14 2010 2:00 PM

    Keith Whitaker

    In reply to Tom, your comment seems to me to point to the important interconnection between judgment and education. As you note, many actions can be judged wise only after the fact. Hence it would be difficult or impossible to train someone to take such