From Knowledge to Wisdom: A Revolution for Science and the Humanities (Second Edition)

Pentire Press (2007)
Abstract
From Knowledge to Wisdom argues that there is an urgent need, for both intellectual and humanitarian reasons, to bring about a revolution in science and the humanities. The outcome would be a kind of academic inquiry rationally devoted to helping humanity learn how to create a better world. Instead of giving priority to solving problems of knowledge, as at present, academia would devote itself to helping us solve our immense, current global problems – climate change, war, poverty, population growth, pollution... of sea, earth and air, destruction of natural habitats and rapid extinction of species, injustice, tyranny, proliferation of armaments, conventional, chemical, biological and nuclear, depletion of natural resources. The basic intellectual aim of inquiry would be to seek and promote wisdom – wisdom being the capacity to realize what is of value in life for oneself and others, thus including knowledge and technological know-how, but much else besides. This second edition has been revised throughout, has additional material, a new introduction and three new chapters.
Keywords Academic revolution  Wisdom-inquiry  Scientific revolution  Science for people  The Enlightenment  Rationality  Social inquiry  Education  Global problems  Civilization
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Call number BD161.M38 2007
ISBN(s) 9780955224003
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