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PUBLICATIONS
  • Cultivating Wisdom (2017)

    Chapter excerpt: While bringing about the Great Turning calls for knowledge – including technical know- how and innovative new approaches to problems – it also requires deep transformations in the way we perceive reality and the way we relate to one another and the wider Earth community. Moreover, the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Ecophronesis: The ecological practical wisdom for and from ecological practice (2016)

    Abstract: This essay addresses three questions pertaining to the assertion that ecological wisdom connotes both Platonian sophia (theoretical wisdom) and Aristotelian phronesis (practical wisdom): What is Aristotelian phronesis in the context of ecological wisdom? Why should it be juxtaposed with sophia...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Ecological and Social Wisdom in Camel Praise Poetry Sung by Afar Nomads of Ethiopia (2016)

    Abstract: Understanding environmental philosophies and wisdom of tribal communities provides insights into sustainable ways of living and conservation. Many tribal communities rely on oral traditions for storage and communication of ecological, cultural, and religious wisdom. An evaluation of the Gāli...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations (2016)

    The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations My newest book now available is titled, The Buddha's Radical Psychology: Explorations.The Buddha's teachings are, at heart, a way of life based on a revolutionary psychology which emphasizes the cultivation of wisdom and compassion. Through an...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Lab Experiments for the Study of Social-Ecological Systems (2010)

    by Marco A. Janssen, Robert Holahan, Allen Lee, and Elinor Ostrom Governance of social-ecological systems is a major policy problem of the contemporary era. Field studies of fisheries, forests, and pastoral and water resources have identified many variables that influence the outcomes of governance efforts...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • Ecology of Wisdom: Writings by Arne Naess (2008)

    A founder of the Deep Ecology Movement, Arne Naess' has produced articles on environmentalism that have provided unmatched inspiration for ecologists, philosophers, and activists worldwide. This collection amasses a definitive group of Naess' most important works in which he calls for nonviolent...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Social Intelligence, Human Intelligence and Niche Construction (2007)

    This paper is about the evolution of hominin intelligence. I agree with defenders of the social intelligence hypothesis in thinking that externalist models of hominin intelligence are not plausible: such models cannot explain the unique cognition and cooperation explosion in our lineage, for changes...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • The Wisdom of Crowds (2005)

    "No one in this world, so far as I know, has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people." -H. L. Mencken H. L. Mencken was wrong. In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom of Aboriginal Peoples in British Columbia (2000)

    Nancy J. Turner, Marianne Boelscher Ignace and Ronald Ignace This paper discusses the characteristics and application of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Wisdom (TEKW) of aboriginal peoples in British Columbia, Canada. Examples are provided from various groups, most notably, the Secwepemc (Shuswap...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
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DISCUSSIONS
  • What can animal models tell us, if anything, about human wisdom?

    Animal models are powerful and profitable tools for understanding both basic biological processes (such as transcription and translation) as well as much more complex ones, such as cancer origination and progression, organ development, and immune processes. This truth underlies the use of rodents and...
     Posted by: wattawa
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