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  • Defining wisdom: An unmarketable commodity

    This recent opinion piece offers a critique of the project of defining wisdom, along with some thoughts about wisdom in connection to Asian philosophies. "Wisdom doesn't cling. It knows when to commit and when to detach. It is wary of extremes, tries to reconcile the opposites of the real and...
     Posted by: mcavanaugh
  • The Real Crisis? We Stopped Being Wise

    In The Huffington Post, posted February 16, 2009 Barry Schwartz, professor of social theory and social action at Swarthmore College, makes a passionate call for "practical wisdom" as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Wisdom Workshop at Fordham University

    The Fordham University Philosophy Department presents a Wisdom Workshop Friday, April 17th 2009 Fordham University Lincoln Center Campus New York City Despite the fact that philosophia is literally the love of wisdom, contemporary philosophers have given limited attention to the concept of wisdom. This...
     Posted by: wattawa
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PUBLICATIONS
  • Wisdom and humility (2016)

    Excerpt: Practical wisdom (wisdom concerned with what to do rather than what to think about abstract matters) is the virtue that enables a person to deliberate and choose well. The wise person grasps what matters in life and reasons well about how to get it. This understanding of wisdom comes from Aristotle...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Contextualising Postmodernity in Daoist Symbolism: Toward a mindful education embracing eastern wisdom (2016)

    Abstract: In cultivating a Western inclination toward Eastern wisdom, it is important to seek the foundations that sustain traditional practices toward such end. In a secularised and modern world view, the tendency has been to extract and abstract foundational practices such as mindfulness meditation...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom: A World History (2016)

    Summary: Trevor Curnow provides an accessible introduction to wisdom and the many ways we have tried to achieve it throughout history. ‘There’s no fool like an old fool,’ the saying goes. What is it about wisdom that sets it apart from mere intelligence? What is that elusive difference between a simple...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Schooling for "Deep Knowing": On the Education of a Pithecanthropus Erectus (2016)

    This article examines what passes for high school education through a philosophic lens associated with Nietzsche, Plato, and Dionysian concerns. The essential claim in this article is that the Dionysian element of education has been sorely neglected (if not persecuted) in schools, much to the detriment...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Eastern wisdom and Western philosophy: Several comparative points (2016)

    Abstract: The two conceptions “the Eastern” and “the Western” have been known for several recent decades. The Eastern is used to show the area of the sunrise, including Asian countries - the civilizations in the valleys of Nile River, Ganges River and Yellow River (Huang He River); whereas, the Western...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Developing the Virtues:Integrating Perspectives (2016)

    Overview: Ethicists and psychologists have become increasingly interested in the development of virtue in recent years, approaching the topic from the perspectives of virtue ethics and developmental psychology respectively. Such interest in virtue development has spread beyond academia, as teachers and...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Toward a Neuroscience of Wisdom (2016)

    Chapter excerpt: Wisdom is a quality of human nature that has been discussed extensively throughout history, perhaps most notably by Aristotle. In modern times, however, despite being considered a pinnacle of human cognition, there has been little public discourse about wisdom or its importance in human...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Pursuit of Wisdom: A Chronological Inquiry of the World's Most Influential Seekers of Wisdom in the Fields of Theology, Philosophy, and Science (2016)

    Over the centuries we have been witness to transformational changes that have altered the way we think and live. The chapters in The Pursuit of Wisdom are dedicated to heroic individuals throughout history who have attempted to de-mystify the unknown in the secular world of Science and the venerable...
    (My publication) Posted by: jdeanc
  • B. F. Skinner: Gnostic Pneumopath or Educator Extraordinaire? (2015)

    This study pursues the questions, “What conception of human nature is presented in B. F. Skinner’s educational theory of behaviourism? Is this understanding of human nature adequate, and what are the implications of such an understanding?” The use of incentives, disincentives, and punishments has always...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • The Birth of Dionysian Education (out of the Spirit of Music)? Part Two (2015)

    Although much has been written about Nietzsche's views on education over the years, and much has also been written about Dionysus, the god of wine and ecstasy, very little attention has been given to the meaning of, and need for, a Dionysian education. This two-part article is an attempt to begin...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
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