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  • 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
  • Can Humanity Learn to Create a Better World? The Crisis of Science without Wisdom (2001)

    Science without wisdom puts humanity into a situation of unprecedented danger. We urgently need to bring about a revolution in academia so that the basic aim becomes to help humanity learn how to create a wiser world.
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Can Humanity Learn to become Civilized? The Crisis of Science without Civilization (2000)

    Two great problems of learning confront humanity: learning about the nature of the universe and our place in it, and learning how to become civilized. The first problem was solved, in essence, in the 17th century, with the creation of modern science. But the second problem has not yet been solved. Solving...
    (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
  • Science, reason, knowledge, and wisdom: a critique of specialism (1979)

    Abstract In this paper I argue for a kind of intellectual inquiry which has, as its basic aim, to help all of us to resolve rationally the most important problems that we encounter in our lives, problems that arise as we seek to discover and achieve that which is of value in life. Rational problem-solving...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
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