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  • New research center becomes first to focus on wisdom

    By Greg Borzo, UChicago News While people search for wisdom throughout their lives, it long has been overlooked as a topic for rigorous scholarship and scientific investigation. That’s changing at UChicago, which recently launched the Center for Practical Wisdom. The first-of-its-kind center is being...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Americans & Canadians Favor Practical Wisdom

    Society for Personality and Social Psychology Psychologists uncover a list of characteristics shared across cultures in North America that shape today’s prototypical vision of “wisdom.” Benjamin Franklin, Socrates, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa: All well-recognized names. In a recent study from...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: UnCut Interview with Valerie Tiberius (video)

    by Jason Boulware and Jean Matelski Boulware Valerie Tiberius, PhD is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota. Her current work focuses on practical ways in which philosophy and psychology contribute to the study of well-being and virtue. Her most recent book...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • With Age Comes Wisdom, and Some Concerns for Candidates

    By Murali Doraiswamy, The New York Times What are the odds of a president’s cognitive abilities declining substantially while in office? The Constitution has a lower age limit of 35, but no upper age limit. Even one of the 55,000 American centenarians alive today could still legally run for president...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Nuggets of Learned Wisdom Could Lead You to a Better Life

    By Ruben Navarrette Jr., MySanAntonio Most of us close out the holidays hoping we’ll be happier, more fulfilled and more successful in the new year. For some of us this might mean being able to achieve a goal, start a business, spend more time with family or find that perfect job. Yet wherever it is...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Twelve Days of Wisdom

    By Leigh Pretnar Cousins, PsychCentral If I ever write my memoirs, I’ll devote one chapter to each of the books that changed my life, by authors including Dan Ariely, Judith Rich Harris, Steven Pinker, Martin Seligman, Shirley Glass, John and Julie Gottman and Haim Ginott... ...this year I’ve gathered...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Practical wisdom and why we need to value it

    by David Blockley, Oxford University Press blog “Some people who do not possess theoretical knowledge are more effective in action (especially if they are experienced) than others who do possess it.” Aristotle was referring, in his Nicomachean Ethics , to an attribute called practical wisdom – a quality...
     Posted by: brendah
  • 'Solar Freakin' Roadways' And The Wisdom Of Small Wins

    by Stephen J. Meyer, Forbes I’m going to tie together some remarkable stats about the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970s, the mythical “gasoline pill,” an obscure story about the EPA in the early 1970s, and Solar Freakin’ Roadways. The payoff will be an insight into how we should approach big, staggeringly...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Stairway to Wisdom

    May 15, 2014 By David Brooks, The New York Times Let’s say you wanted to understand a social problem in depth. Let’s say you wanted to move from a dry, statistical understanding of a problem to a rich, humane one. How would you do it? What steps would you take on your climb toward understanding? Well...
     Posted by: brendah
  • The Problem with Confidence

    May 12, 2014 By David Brooks, The New York Times The current issue of The Atlantic carries a fascinating summary of “ The Confidence Code ” by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. The essay runs through the evidence suggesting that women tend to have too little self-confidence. When asked how well they did...
     Posted by: brendah
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  • In Praise of Natural Philosophy: A Revolution for Thought and Life (2017)

    The central thesis of this book is that we need to reform philosophy and join it to science to recreate a modern version of natural philosophy; we need to do this in the interests of rigour, intellectual honesty, and so that science may serve the best interests of humanity. The book seeks to redraw our...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Emotions, Character, and Associationist Psychology (2017)

    Abstract: Emotions are pivotal in the manifestation and functioning of character traits. Traits such as virtues and vices involve emotions in diverse but connected ways. Some virtues (justice, generosity, compassion, truthfulness) are exemplified, in important part, by feeling emotions. Others (self...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Practical wisdom: Making and teaching the governance case for sustainability (2017)

    Abstract : This paper examines the larger role that business education must begin playing in developing a generation of new leaders with the skills required to tackle the complex and increasingly serious challenges of sustainability. It posits a new framework for cultivating more responsible ways of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski

    Abstract: The purpose of this investigation is to define, first, wisdom from the point of view of the cognitive approach, and, second, to integrate this definition with the aspects of wisdom as defined by the semantic, cognitive, psychological approaches as well as to a certain degree by the philosophical...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • A Handbook of Practical Wisdom: Leadership, Organization, & Intergral Business Practice (2016)

    Abstract : The current financial and on-going ecological crises have taught us that without practical wisdom, business, organisations and leadership cannot be sustainable. In response to this situation, the Handbook of Practical Wisdom presents a critically informed understanding of wise practices, contributing...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Understanding Scientific Progress (2016)

    "Understanding Scientific Progress constitutes a potentially enormous and revolutionary advancement in philosophy of science. It deserves to be read and studied by everyone with any interest in or connection with physics or the theory of science. Maxwell cites the work of Hume, Kant, J.S. Mill,...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Complexity, Diversity and Ambiguity in Teaching and Teacher Education: Practical Wisdom, Pedagogical Fitness and Tact of Teaching. (2016)

    Abstract: There is consensus in the literature that teacher education programs exhibit the characteristics of complex systems. These characteristics of teacher education programs as complex systems challenges the conventional, teacher-directed/ textbook-based positivist approaches in teacher education...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Developing a Happier Life – 10 Steps to Help (2016)

    10 Steps to a Happier Life. Developing and leading a happier life is not only focusing on what and how you are adding to your life but also what you need to reduce or eliminate. Below are 10 important guidelines for a happier life. 1. Control of actions and speech to avoid actions that create unnecessary...
    (My publication) Posted by: rodger ricketts
  • Researching Practice Wisdom in Social Work (2016)

    Abstract: Social workers, as skilled helpers who make professional decisions using intuitive actions rather than by following defined rules, deserve better recognition for their practice wisdom. However, since there is a tendency amongst practitioners who adhere to the evidence-based paradigm to disregard...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Two Great Problems of Learning: Science and Civilization (2016)

    Two great problems of learning confront humanity: learning about the nature of the universe and about ourselves and other living things as a part of the universe, and learning how to become civilized. The first problem was solved, in essence, in the seventeenth century, with the creation of modern science...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
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