David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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The word “philosophy” stems from “philo” and “sophia”, Greek terms often translated as “love” and “wisdom” respectively. Yet there is very little contemporary philosophical work on wisdom. There is plenty of historical work on the matter, and as it happens, there is a large body of work on wisdom in contemporary cognitive psychology. As far as contemporary philosophy goes, the work on wisdom is confined mainly to ethicists and epistemologists attempting to broaden their domains of theorizing. Interestingly, this work is growing rapidly and for good reason: wisdom is intimately associated with numerous issues epistemologists and ethicists have been interested in and working on for a long time. Work on wisdom outside of philosophy is rapidly growing as well. As one testament to all this growth, it is worth noting that the University of Chicago is currently implementing a $2 million research grant for an interdisciplinary project titled “Defining Wisdom”.
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