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  • The urgent need for an academic revolution: the rational pursuit of wisdom (2009)

    We are in a state of impending crisis. And the fault lies in part with academia. For two centuries or so, academia has been devoted to the pursuit of knowledge and technological know-how. This has enormously increased our power to act which has, in turn, brought us both all the great benefits of the...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • A Revolution for Science and the Humanities: From Knowledge to Wisdom (2005)

    At present the basic intellectual aim of academic inquiry is to improve knowledge. Much of the structure, the whole character, of academic inquiry, in universities all over the world, is shaped by the adoption of this as the basic intellectual aim. But, judged from the standpoint of making a contribution...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • What kind of inquiry can best help us create a good world? (1992)

    In order to create a good world, we need to learn how to do it - how to resolve our appalling problems and conflicts in more cooperative ways than at present. And in order to do this, we need traditions and institutions of learning rationally devoted to this end. When viewed from this standpoint, what...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • From knowledge to wisdom: guiding choices in scientific research (1984)

    This article argues for the need to put into practice a profound and comprehensive intellectual revolution, affecting to a greater or lesser extent all branches of scientific and technological research, scholarship and education. This intellectual revolution differs, however, from the now familiar kind...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
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