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PUBLICATIONS
  • Wisdom in the University (2008)

    A collection of eight essays by various authors on the theme that academic inquiry needs to be transformed so as to promote wisdom and not just acquire knowledge.
    (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
  • Is Science Neurotic? (2004)

    In this book it is argued that science suffers from a damaging but rarely noticed methodological disease, called here rationalistic neurosis. Science fails to acknowledge explicitly problematic assumptions having to do with metaphysics, values and politics. These assumptions are repressed, with damaging...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • In Defence of Seeking Wisdom (2004)

    Steven Yates has criticized my claim that we need to bring about a revolution in the aims and methods of academic inquiry, so that the aim becomes to promote wisdom rather than just acquire knowledge. Yates's main criticism is that the proposed revolution does not have a clear strategy for its implementation...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • 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
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