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  • In Defence of Seeking Wisdom (2004)

    Steven Yates has criticized my claim that we need to bring about a revolution in the aims and methods of academic inquiry, so that the aim becomes to promote wisdom rather than just acquire knowledge. Yates's main criticism is that the proposed revolution does not have a clear strategy for its implementation...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Why Smart People Can Be So Foolish (2004)

    Not only stupid people act foolishly: Smart people can act foolishly by virtue of their thinking they are too smart to do so. Such people tend to act foolishly through the commission of one or more of five cognitive fallacies: (1) unrealistic optimism, whereby they believe that they are so smart that...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Two Faces of Wisdom: Wisdom as a General Theory of Knowledge and Judgment About Excellence in Mind and Virtue vs. Wisdom as Everyday Realization in People and Products (2004)

    There are several legitimate ways of conceptualizing and studying wisdom . One is largely informed by Western philosophy and treats wisdom as an analytic theory of expert knowledge, judgment, and advice about difficult and uncertain matters of life. Another is more consistent with Asian philosophical...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • “Katabasis in Plato’s Symposium” (2004)

    Most of the scholarship on Plato's Symposium attends to the upward movement of the dialectic towards wisdom and knowledge that occurs in the dialogue through the speeches. This article begins a strand of scholarship intended to unfurl the importance of descent (katabasis) imagery as it appears in...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • “Humility: The Tale of a Virtue” (2003)

    The opening chapter of an anthology on virtues and leadership. My chapter also serves as an introduction to the book by locating modern discussions about virtues and leadership within the tensions inherited in western thought.
    (My publication) Posted by: Mark
  • Empirical Assessment of a Three-Dimensional Wisdom Scale (2003)

    Although wisdom is thought to be a strong predictor for many attributes of aging well, the concept of wisdom still lacks a comprehensive, directly testable scale. Quantitative and qualitative interviews with a.sample of 180 older adults (age 52-plus) were conducted to develop a three-dimensional wisdom...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Do Philosophers Love Wisdom? (2003)

    Academic inquiry as it exists today is the product of two past revolutions: the scientific revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries, and the Enlightenment of the 18th century. But the latter revolution made grave blunders, which are still built into the institutional structure of academia today. In...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Science, Knowledge, Wisdom and the Public Good (2003)

    We need to bring about a revolution in the aims and methods of science, and of academic inquiry more generally, so that the basic aim becomes to seek and promote wisdom, help humanity learn how to make progress towards a wise world.
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Nyansapo (The Wisdom Knot): Toward an African Philosophy of Education (2003)

    This study examines the issues of indigenous philosophies, which are embedded in different aspects of socialization process among the Akan of Ghana. The research explores the possibility of forging a new future that builds on the positive aspects of their past and present and on carefully chosen ideas...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Conceptions of Wisdom among Taiwanese Chinese (2001)

    Abstract: To fully understand wisdom, culture must be taken into account. Several previous studies have shown that people in diverse cultures define wisdom differently. Two studies investigated the concept of wisdom in Taiwanese Chinese culture through examination of implicit theories of wisdom. In study...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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