Studies in Philosophy and Education 20 (1):41-55 (2001)
This paper explores the notion of practical wisdom asan alternative to current formulations of criticalthinking. The practical realm is that ofill-structured problems that emerge from life aslived; it is a realm of legitimate uncertainty andambiguity that requires an ethical responsiveness orpractical wisdom. The death of a child is a case inpoint. The author identifies and examines threeaspects of practical wisdom â the ethical claims ofpartiality, a yielding responsiveness and the play ofthought â and juxtaposes them with aspects of criticalthinking. The work of Martha Nussbaum and RichardPaul are interwoven throughout the discussion. Theauthor concludes that the discourse of criticalthinking is in danger of lapsing into a form of moralescapism wherein all we are rationally responsible foris thinking correctly. Practical wisdom, on theother hand, recognizes that thinking is not simply anintellectual cognitive act of an individual but adance between the life of a child and the love of anelder, a conversation between what is and what couldbe, an openness to passionate sorrow and surprise, aplay between understanding and perception. As such,practical wisdom provides a more likely account ofliving in good faith with oneself and others
|Keywords||practical wisdom Martha Nussbaum Richard Paul critical thinking|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Thinking Critically About Critical Thinking.Jennifer Wilson Mulnix - 2012 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (5):464-479.
Critical Thinking and Learning.Mark Mason - 2007 - Educational Philosophy and Theory 39 (4):339–349.
In Just What Sense Should I Be Critical? An Exploration Into the Notion of ‘Assumption’ and Some Implications for Assessment.Andrés Mejía D. - 2009 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 28 (4):351-367.
Similar books and articles
Moral Agency, Self-Consciousness, and Practical Wisdom.Shaun Gallagher - 2007 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 14 (s 5-6):199-223.
Intuitive Practical Wisdom in Organizational Life.Esther Roca - 2007 - Social Epistemology 21 (2):195 – 207.
Practical Wisdom and Business Ethics Presidential Address to the Society for Business Ethics Atlanta, August 2006.Dennis J. Moberg - 2007 - Business Ethics Quarterly 17 (3):535-561.
"Phronesis" on Tour: Cultural Adaptability of Aristotelian Ethical Notions.Ronald M. Polansky - 2000 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 10 (4):323-336.
Dear Prudence: An Essay on Practical Wisdom in Strategy Making.Matt Statler, Johan Roos & Bart Victor - 2007 - Social Epistemology 21 (2):151 – 167.
Politics and Practical Wisdom: Rethinking Aristotle's Account of Phronesis.Chris W. Surprenant - 2012 - Topoi 31 (2):221-227.
Listening to the Logos: Speech and the Coming of Wisdom in Ancient Greece.Christopher Lyle Johnstone - 2009 - University of South Carolina Press.
Dialectics and Practical Wisdom.Nanshi Wang - 2006 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China 1 (2):245-253.
Phenomenology and Integral Pheno-Practice of Wisdom in Leadership and Organization.Wendelin M. Küpers - 2007 - Social Epistemology 21 (2):169 – 193.
Action, Contemplation, and Happiness: An Essay on Aristotle.C. D. C. Reeve - 2012 - Harvard University Press.
Wisdom Revisited: A Case Study in Normative Theorizing.Valerie Tiberius & Jason Swartwood - 2011 - Philosophical Explorations 14 (3):277-295.
Added to index2010-09-02
Total downloads14 ( #332,780 of 2,168,616 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #82,741 of 2,168,616 )
How can I increase my downloads?