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  • Shamanic Daughters, Three-Minute Records, and “Deaducation” in Schools (2014)

    This article examines the meaning of transformative education by inviting readers to consider the relationship between shamanism, shamanic experience, teaching, and education. Where academic literature on this topic most commonly points to the similarities between teachers and shamans, this article focuses...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education: Historical Sources and Contemplative Practices (2014)

    Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education. Modern scholarship has struggled to come to terms with the meaning of wisdom and its significance in the field of education. This book examines the importance of pursuing wisdom in schools by turning to ancient and medieval sources for clarification...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "The Birth of Dionysian Education (out of the Spirit of Music)? Part One" (2014)

    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 article is an attempt to begin that project...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "On the Need for Dionysian Education in Schools Today" (2014)

    Although much has been written about Nietzsche's views on education over the years, and much has also been written about Dionysus, god of wine and ecstasy, very little attention has been given to the meaning of, and need for, Dionysian education. This article is an attempt to begin that project....
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • "Katabasis in the Setting of Plato's Symposium Revisited" (Parts 1 to 3) (2014)

    This article revisits a strand of Plato scholarship on the nature of wisdom's pursuit that began ten years ago. In the original 2004 article by this author, attention was drawn to how "descent" or katabasis imagery is replete throughout the drama of Plato's Symposium , whereas "ascent"...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • How Universities Can Help Create a Wiser World: The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution (2013)

    Scientific knowledge and technological know-how have unquestionably brought great benefits to humanity. But they have also made possible – even caused – our current global crises, above all the impending crisis of global warming. In this book, I argue that we need urgently to bring about a revolution...
    (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
  • On China Wisdom Strategy (2013)

    A new book on Wisdom studies in Chinese has been just released by Amazon online (Kindle version). This book (in Chinese) is his third book on wisdom studies by Dr. Qingsong Zhang, a historian and a wisdom studies scholar. It contains essays covering topics of China's wisdom strategy, the impact of...
    (My publication) Posted by: kingdomofwise
  • What Philosophy Ought to Be (2013)

    The proper task of philosophy is to keep alive awareness of what our most fundamental, important, urgent problems are, what our best attempts are at solving them and, if possible, what needs to be done to improve these attempts. Unfortunately, academic philosophy fails disastrously even to conceive of...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • From knowledge to wisdom: Assessment and prospects after three decades (2013)

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    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
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