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  • Defining wisdom: An unmarketable commodity

    This recent opinion piece offers a critique of the project of defining wisdom, along with some thoughts about wisdom in connection to Asian philosophies. "Wisdom doesn't cling. It knows when to commit and when to detach. It is wary of extremes, tries to reconcile the opposites of the real and...
     Posted by: mcavanaugh
  • The Real Crisis? We Stopped Being Wise

    In The Huffington Post, posted February 16, 2009 Barry Schwartz, professor of social theory and social action at Swarthmore College, makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Wisdom Workshop at Fordham University

    The Fordham University Philosophy Department presents a Wisdom Workshop Friday, April 17th 2009 Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus New York City Despite the fact that philosophia is literally the love of wisdom, contemporary philosophers have given limited attention to the concept of wisdom. This...
     Posted by: wattawa
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  • B. F. Skinner: Gnostic Pneumopath or Educator Extraordinaire? (2015)

    This study pursues the questions, “What conception of human nature is presented in B. F. Skinner’s educational theory of behaviourism? Is this understanding of human nature adequate, and what are the implications of such an understanding?” The use of incentives, disincentives, and punishments has always...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • The Birth of Dionysian Education (out of the Spirit of Music)? Part Two (2015)

    Although much has been written about Nietzsche's views on education over the years, and much has also been written about Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy, very little attention has been given to the meaning of, and need for, a Dionysian education. This two-part article is an attempt to begin...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • What's Wrong with Science and Technology Studies? What Needs to Be Done to Put It Right?, (2015)

    After a sketch of the optimism and high aspirations of History and Philosophy of Science when I first joined the field in the mid 1960s, I go on to describe the disastrous impact of "the strong programme" and social constructivism in history and sociology of science. Despite Alan Sokal's...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • How Does a Competent Teacher Become a Good Teacher? On Judgement, Wisdom and Virtuosity in Teaching and Teacher Education (2015)

    Summary : The idea that teachers should be competent at what they do is difficult to contest. Perhaps this partly explains the popular appeal of competence-based approaches to teaching and teacher education, which, in recent decades, have spread rapidly across many countries around the world. With regard...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Unlocking the Quest for Artificial Wisdom as Integration of Artificial Intelligence with Desire (2015)

    ARTIFICIAL WISDOM Abstract Wisdom = Knowledge + Desire. Desire = Need - Knowledge of Self - Unbiased Reasoning. Wisdom is the process of dynamic correlations among knowledge quanta (KQ), and desire quanta to generate new knowledge, and desire quanta, that in turn generates new propositions as priori...
    (My publication) Posted by: aloke1968
  • 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
  • Moral Psychology: A Contemporary Introduction (2015)

    Summary: This is the first philosophy textbook in moral psychology, introducing students to a range of philosophical topics and debates such as: What is moral motivation? Do reasons for action always depend on desires? Is emotion or reason at the heart of moral judgment? Under what conditions are people...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • How Humanity Might Avoid Devastation (2015)

    We face grave global problems. One might think universities are doing all they can to help solve these problems. But universities, in successfully pursuing scientific knowledge and technological know-how in a way that is dissociated from a more fundamental concern with problems of living, have actually...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • On the High School Education of a Pithecanthropus Erectus (2014)

    This article examines our modern ways of schooling youth in light of philosophic and personal narrative accounts of "the Dionysian" aspect -- a term the author uses to understand his own experiences and aspirations as a high school English teacher. Having articulated the meaning of this term...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Global Philosophy: What Philosophy Ought to Be (2014)

    Global Philosophy: Preface Learning, Global Problems and Play These essays are about education, learning, rational inquiry, philosophy, science studies, problem solving, academic inquiry, global problems, wisdom and, above all, the urgent need for an academic revolution. Despite this range and diversity...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
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