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Wisdom and Tradition: Aristotle
As a philosophical concept and cultural ideal, wisdom has enjoyed a long history. It has also acquired a prestige such that one cannot speak of “bad wisdom” or “undesirable wisdom.” Wisdom is good – and where it is lacking, the lack is always regretted

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  • Tue, Apr 6 2010 3:51 PM

    Joy Wattawa

    As a philosophical concept and cultural ideal, wisdom has enjoyed a long history. It has also acquired a prestige such that one cannot speak of “bad wisdom” or “undesirable wisdom.” Wisdom is good – and where it is lacking, the lack is always regretted
  • Sat, Apr 10 2010 10:41 AM

    Keith Whitaker

    Michael or Ryan, Could you say more about your group's discussion of the relation between wisdom (sophia) and practical judgment (phronesis)? Your last paragraph points to one connection: Just as people seek to know what health is, not just to understand
  • Thu, Apr 15 2010 10:20 AM

    Stephen Eide

    You say “…we may seek to understand wisdom not only theoretically but practically, to be happy.” Just to be clear, I thought the point was that we would want to possess sophia in order to be happy. I guess possessing wisdom would have to imply being able
  • Mon, Apr 26 2010 2:48 PM

    Joy Wattawa

    Check out the newest discussion posting, "How are happiness and wisdom related?" It links up nicely with this line of inquiry. Cheers, Joy.