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  • Virtue, Practical Wisdom & Professional Education

    by The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues The Virtue, Practical Wisdom and Professional Education research report was published on 8th December 2017. The report describes the methods employed in developing, implementing, and piloting a new online intervention, entitled Character in the Professions...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Seminar program focuses on wisdom

    by Paulomi Rao,  The Dartmouth As an undergraduate student at Dartmouth and later at the Geisel School of Medicine, Daniel Lucey ’77 Med’81 wished he had had an environment in which he could learn from his peers, mentors and professors. As an alumnus, he helped found the Wisdom University Seminars...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Between Rules and Practice : Why We Need Practical Wisdom in Life, Work, and Politics (video)

    Click here to watch Maxwell A. Cameron at the University of British Columbia's Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. The ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle believed that every activity or practice aims at some good. Knowing how to bring about the aim intrinsic to an activity calls for practical...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Studying or Seeking Wisdom

    by Ricca Edmondson, Discover Society Every so often we encounter media reports of a ‘resentment of experts’. People feel that they have ‘had enough’ of experts who claim ‘they know what’s best,’ even though they often turn out not to know what is best at all. It is exasperating when people believe they...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • On Wisdom, Language, and Attention: An interview with Howard Nusbaum

    By Charles Cassidy, Evidence-Based Wisdom (EBW) Howard Nusbaum is Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago and Director of The Center for Practical Wisdom. He is also the Director of The Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences at the National Science Foundation. Whilst Co-director of...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Science-Driven Practical Wisdom: Dr. Barry Schwartz on how emotions drive wisdom

    Amy Alkon, HumanLab podcast Click here to listen to the podcast Welcome to HumanLab: The Science Between Us, with Amy Alkon interviewing the luminaries of behavioral science. On this show, social psychologist Dr. Barry Schwartz lays out why our emotions, trained and modulated, are the key to developing...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: UnCut Interview with Barry Schwartz (video)

    Click here to watch the interview on the Wisdom Research YouTube Channel. As a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College for 45 years, Barry Schwartz, PhD has focused his work on decision making, wisdom, and work satisfaction. His interests lie in the intersection between economics, morality and...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Centre Publishes Statement on Character, Virtue and Practical Wisdom in Professional Practice

    University of Birmingham The Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues is delighted to publish its Statement on Character, Virtue and Practical Wisdom in the Professions. The statement is founded on research conducted by the Jubilee Centre which explored character and virtues in law, teaching and medicine...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Good doctors: An ancient idea inspiring innovative enhancement to medical education?

    by Sabena Jameel, General Medical Council Sabena Jameel, a GP and Associate Dean for GP Education based in Birmingham, talks about her current PhD studies looking at the intellectual virtue of Phronesis (Practical Wisdom) as it relates to medical education and work as a GP. Wednesday evening, and I am...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Can You Teach Yourself to Be Wiser? U. of C. Center Wants to Find Out

    by Bettina Chang, Chicago Magazine An owl. An old man with a cane. Yoda. The symbols of wisdom are well known, but what do we actually know about being wise? That’s the question that will be the focus of University of Chicago’s new Center for Practical Wisdom, the first research center of its kind in...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
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  • Practical Wisdom and Democratic Education (2018)

    Book summary: This book explores the development of practical wisdom, or phronesis, within the stories of four mature students studying for degrees in art and design. Through an analysis informed by the ideas of Basil Bernstein and Aristotle, the authors propose that phronesis – or the ability to deliberate...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Karl Popper, Science and Enlightenment (2017)

    Karl Popper is famous for having proposed that science advances by a process of conjecture and refutation. He is also famous for defending the open society against what he saw as its arch enemies – Plato and Marx. Popper’s contributions to thought are of profound importance, but they are not the last...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Cultivating Wisdom (2017)

    Chapter excerpt: While bringing about the Great Turning calls for knowledge – including technical know- how and innovative new approaches to problems – it also requires deep transformations in the way we perceive reality and the way we relate to one another and the wider Earth community. Moreover, the...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • “In Defense of Aristotle on Character: Toward a Synthesis of Recent Psychology, Neuroscience, and Michael Polanyi,” (2017)

    In the United States, various forms of character education have become popular in both elementary and professional education. They are often criticised, however, for their reliance on Aristotle, who is said to be problematic at several points. In response to these criticisms, I argue that Aristotle’s...
    (My publication) Posted by: lewis_pa
  • Wisdom Calls: the Moral Story of the Hebrew Bible (2017)

    Reading the Old Testament as Hebrew Bible invites us to develop wisdom. The Torah and Former Prophets expose both the need for and limits of building morality around rules. The Latter Prophets offer internalized principles as the basis of morality, but also demonstrate the limit of principles. The Writings...
    (My publication) Posted by: lewis_pa
  • Inclusiveness, Foresight, and Decisiveness: The Practical Wisdom of Barrier-Crossing Leaders (2017)

    Abstract: This article previews a study under way to compare and contrast the attitudes, thinking, and action of leaders around the world who manage to bridge social divisions in their respective locales with those who work within their own groups. After briefly describing the planned assessment of their...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Virtue Development and Role of Character in Decision Making (2017)

    Abstract: The most significant contribution of virtue ethics is the role of discriminative intelligence (practical wisdom) in decision making. Decision making in virtue ethics is actually influenced by the acumen and discriminative intelligence of the agent concerned rather than rules and codes of morality...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • In Praise of Natural Philosophy: A Revolution for Thought and Life (2017)

    The central thesis of this book is that we need to reform philosophy and join it to science to recreate a modern version of natural philosophy; we need to do this in the interests of rigour, intellectual honesty, and so that science may serve the best interests of humanity. The book seeks to redraw our...
    (My publication) Posted by: NickMaxwell
  • Emotions, Character, and Associationist Psychology (2017)

    Abstract: Emotions are pivotal in the manifestation and functioning of character traits. Traits such as virtues and vices involve emotions in diverse but connected ways. Some virtues (justice, generosity, compassion, truthfulness) are exemplified, in important part, by feeling emotions. Others (self...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Practical wisdom: Making and teaching the governance case for sustainability (2017)

    Abstract : This paper examines the larger role that business education must begin playing in developing a generation of new leaders with the skills required to tackle the complex and increasingly serious challenges of sustainability. It posits a new framework for cultivating more responsible ways of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: Barry Schwartz

    By Jean Matelski Boulware As a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College for 45 years, Barry Schwartz, PhD has focused his work on decision making, wisdom, and work satisfaction. His interests lie in the intersection between economics, morality and psychology. As one of the most notable public scholars...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Valerie Tiberius

    By Jean Matelski Boulware Valerie Tiberius, PhD is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota. Her current work focuses on practical ways in which philosophy and psychology contribute to the study of well-being and virtue. Her most recent book, Moral Psychology...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Are our medical students failing “Wisdom 101”?

    By Jean Decety A longitudinal study of over 450 medical students at Jefferson Medical College revealed a significant decline in empathy at the end of the third year, which persisted until graduation. The researchers found it “ironic that the erosion of empathy occurs during a time when the curriculum...
     Posted by: brendah
  • What is the role of reflection in practical wisdom?

    For ancient philosophers, wisdom required knowing the good and a wise person could live a flourishing life, in part, because he or she possessed this knowledge. These days, we are less certain that there is a good to be known that will help us live flourishing lives. Further, if we want to measure how...
     Posted by: wattawa
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