Universities: from knowledge to wisdom

Nicholas Maxwell (2010) Universities: from knowledge to wisdom, Scientists for Global Responsibility Newsletter, issue 38, pp. 18-20. Available online at http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/105705/

We need a revolution in academic inquiry so that problems of living are put at the heart of the academic enterprise, and the basic aim becomes to seek and promote wisdom. There are signs that this revolution is beginning to occur, especially in connection with growing concern about environmental problems, and with the growth of policy studies. The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and University College London have all instigated changes in recent years which can be regarded as implementing the first steps towards the new kind of inquiry devoted to the pursuit of wisdom.

(My publication)Posted:Jul 31 2010, 06:00 PM by NickMaxwell
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