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  • 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
  • Constructive Recollection THESIS (2013)

    We all live in the same world and we all have our trust, expectations, presumptions, predictions, beliefs and intentions. They might even be wrapped up in a theory or a model that we can try and value, intuit and realize or know and sense, in our own mind or interactively. Constructive recollection is...
    (My publication) Posted by: Ron C. de Weijze
  • Being a Good Ruler in a Deviant Community: Aristotle's Account of the Polity (2011)

    By Elena Irrera Abstract: In 'Politics' III, 4.1277a15-16 Aristotle presents 'phronesis' as the characteristic excellence of the good ruler. Difficulties arise when we consider that, on his view, a good ruler should 'always' be loyal to his constitution ('Politics' V,...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Profiting with Honor: Cicero’s Vision of Leadership (2011)

    By George Bragues This article attempts to uncover the relevance of Cicero’s thought to present-day management through an analysis of his last philosophical study, On Duties. Applying a methodology grounded in Socratic skepticism, Cicero synthesizes the Stoics and Aristotle to create his own moral theory...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • The Epistemology of the Financial Crisis: Complexity, Causation, Law, and Judgment (2010)

    The focus on complexity as a problem of the financial meltdown of 2008–2009 suggests that crisis is in part epistemological: we now know enough about financial and economic systems to be threatened by their complexity, but not enough to relieve our fears and anxieties about them. What marks the current...
    (My publication) Posted by: jlipshaw
  • A Handbook of Wisdom: Psychological Perspectives (2005)

    At a time when poor choices are being made by notably intelligent and powerful individuals, this book analyzes a form of reasoning and decision-making that is not only productive and prudent, but serves as well a beneficial purpose for society. A Handbook of Wisdom includes contributions from some of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Anonymous
  • Wisdom: Its Nature, Origins, and Development (1990)

    This authoritative volume represents the only complete collection of psychological views on wisdom currently available. Considered an elusive psychological construct until recently, wisdom is currently attracting interest as an independent field. The acclaimed psychologist Robert Sternberg perceived...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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