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  • We need an academic revolution (2011)

    Universities today betray both reason and humanity. They are still dominated by the idea, inherited from the past, that the best way the academic enterprise can help promote human welfare is, in the first instance, to pursue the intellectual aim of acquiring knowledge. First, knowledge and technological...
    (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
  • 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
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