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Science Quotes

Science Quotes Science (from the Latin word scientia, meaning “knowledge”) is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. The earliest roots of science can be traced to Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia in around 3500 to 3000 BCE. Their contributions to mathematics, astronomy, and medicine entered and shaped...

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Understanding Wisdom

Understanding Wisdom Editor’s Note “At present there can be little doubt that the whole of mankind is in mortal danger, not because we are short of scientific and technological know-how, but because we tend to use it destructively, without wisdom. More education can help us only if it produces more...

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How Can Life of Value Best Flourish in the Real World?

How Can Life of Value Best Flourish in the Real World? 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...

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Sophism

What Is Sophism? Sophism in the modern definition is a specious argument used for deceiving someone. In ancient Greece, sophists were a category of teachers who specialized in using the tools of philosophy and rhetoric for the purpose of teaching arete — excellence, or virtue — predominantly to young statesmen...

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The Key to Wisdom

The Key to Wisdom Nearly forty years ago I discovered a profoundly significant idea – or so I believe. Since then, I have expounded and developed the idea in six books[1] and countless articles published in academic journals and other books.[2] I have talked about the idea in universities and...

Sophology: The Study of Wisdom

Sophology: The Study of Wisdom An Exploratory Essay Outline: Wisdom: preliminary notion Analysis of the situation calling for wisdom What wisdom is not Wisdom, psychiatry, midwifery Sophology as a justified neologism: against philosophy Some analogies of wisdom Winning, losing – losing one’s soul Economics as a pseudo-analogy of wisdom The...

The Wisdom of Rumi

The Wisdom of Rumi Main articles: Rumi, Jalaladdin al – Rumi, Mevlânâ Celâleddin Mehmed Rumi’s Biography, Prayers Of Mawlana Jalaluddin Rumi, Prayers Quotes by Rumi , Rumi Quotes, Poems by Rumi His poetry speaks the universal language of love, faith, and tolerance, and he has been hailed by numerous literary...

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Where Is The Wisdom We Have Lost In Knowledge?

Where Is The Wisdom We Have Lost In Knowledge? If you travel northwest from Athens, on the road to Corinth, you will come to the ruins of the once great city of Delphi. Delphi is the place once thought by the Greeks to be the center of the world. Here,...

The Rosewood Report on Practical Wisdom 

The Rosewood Report on Practical Wisdom  At end the of July, 2010, a small group of philosophers and psychologists (see participant list at the end of this report) met at the Rosewood Inn in Hastings, Minnesota to talk about wisdom.1  The workshop included five sessions.  The first four were organized...

WISDOM: The Highest Aim of Life and Higher Education

WISDOM: The Highest Aim of Life and Higher Education A “Thomas P. Johnson Distiguished Visiting Scholar” talk given by Copthorne Macdonald at  Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida on April 5, 2006. (Also available as a Flash streaming video presentation.) This evening I want to have a conversation with you about three...

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Why Knowledge Without Wisdom Is Dangerous

Why Knowledge Without Wisdom Is Dangerous “Knowledge without wisdom is a load of books on the back of an ass.” The Japanese certainly have a way with words. But surely that ass is still better off with the books than without them? In England, learning is so highly prized that...

Wisdom and Wilderness

Wisdom and Wilderness Wisdom and wilderness are awesome words. They inspire feelings of profound respect, a little fear, and wonder when we recall how little we know about them. It is something like talking about God or joy or love; most people would rather not. These subjects are what engineers...

Prajna (Hinduism)

Prajna (Hinduism) Prajña or Pragya (प्रज्ञ) as प्रज्ञा, प्राज्ञ and प्राज्ञा is used to refer to the highest and purest form of wisdom, intelligence and understanding. Pragya is the state of wisdom which is higher than the knowledge obtained by reasoning and inference. See also: Prajñā (Buddhism) Meaning The Sanskrit word प्रज्ञ...

Sophia in Gnosticism

Sophia in Gnosticism Sophia (“Wisdom”, “the Sophia”[1]) is a major theme, along with Knowledge (gnosis, Coptic sooun), among many of the early Christian knowledge-theologies grouped by the heresiologist Irenaeus as gnostikos, “learned”. Gnosticism is a 17th-century term expanding the definition of Irenaeus’ groups to include other syncretic and mystery religions.[2] In gnosticism, Sophia is a feminine...

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From Chaos To Order

From Chaos To Order For several centuries, with respect to our understanding of morality, virtue, science, and knowledge, our society has had the appearance of a wreck. It has been searching for an alternative system of order and thought in education, art, and morality. In fact, we need genius minds...

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Constructivism

Constructivism (Philosophy Of Education) Constructivism in education has roots in epistemology. The learner has prior knowledge and experiences, which is often determined by their social and cultural environment. Learning is therefore done by students’ “constructing” knowledge out of their experiences. While the Behaviorist school of learning may help understand what...

Jain Epistemology

Jain Epistemology Jainism made its own unique contribution to this mainstream development of philosophy by occupying itself with the basic epistemological issues. According to Jains, knowledge is the essence of the soul.[1] This knowledge is masked by the karmic particles. As the soul obtains knowledge through various means, it does not...

Empiricism

What Is Empiricism? In philosophy, empiricism is a theory that states that knowledge comes only or primarily from sensory experience.[1] It is one of several views of epistemology, the study of human knowledge, along with empiricism, knowledge, epistemology, the study of human knowledge, rationalism, skepticism, empiricists, philosophy of science, empirical evidence, philosophy, empirical research, empirical method, phenomenalism, ...

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Positivism and Rationalism

Positivism and Rationalism What should be Our Attitude against Positivism and Rationalism? How much Truth in them? Main articles: Positivism, Rationalism Much has been said on the issue of information sources. Some of the people who have commented on this issue have sometimes been restricted by their knowledge and/or faith,...

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Rationalism

What Is Rationalism? In philosophy, rationalism is the epistemological view that “regards reason as the chief source and test of knowledge”[1] or “any view appealing to reason as a source of knowledge or justification”.[2] More formally, rationalism is defined as a methodology or a theory “in which the criterion of the truth is not sensory but intellectual and deductive”.[3] In an old controversy,...

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