How can life of value best flourish in the real world?

In Leemon McHenry (ed.), Science and the Pursuit of Wisdom. Ontos Verlag (2009)
Abstract
The Urgent Need for an Intellectual Revolution For much of my working life (from 1972 onwards) I have argued, in and out of print, that we need to bring about a revolution in the aims and methods of science – and of academic inquiry more generally. Instead of giving priority to the search for knowledge, academia needs to devote itself to seeking and promoting wisdom by rational means, wisdom being the capacity to realize what is of value in life, for oneself and others, wisdom thus including knowledge, understanding and technological know-how, but much else besides. A basic task ought to be to help humanity learn how to create a better world.
Keywords Academic revolution  Wisdom  Life of value  Mind/body problem  Physicalism  Evolution  Philosophy of physics  Empiricism  Social science  Education
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