From Knowledge to Wisdom


From Knowledge to Wisdom

See also Books (especially From Knowlege to Wisdom) and Contributions to Books.

Science, Reason, Knowledge and Wisdom: A Critique of Specialism, Inquiry 23, 1980, pp. 19-81.

From Knowledge to Wisdom, The Ethical Record, Vol. 88, No. 1, January 1983, p. 10.

From Knowledge to Wisdom: Guiding Choices in Scientific Research. Delivered as a lecture by invitation to the Annual Meeting of the AAAS, New York, May, 1984, and published in Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society 4, 1984, pp. 316-34.

From Knowledge to Wisdom: the Need for an Intellectual Revolution, Science, Technology and Society Newsletter 21, 1985, pp. 55-63.

The Fate of the Enlightenment: Reply to Kekes, Inquiry 29, 1986, pp. 79-82.

Theoretical choices, Nature 321, No. 6067, 1986, 15-21 May, p. 191.

Wanted: a new way of thinking, New Scientist, 14 May 1987, p. 63.

Reply to Bidon-Chanal, Critique of Anthropology 8, 1988, pp. 109-12.

What Kind of Inquiry Can Best Help Us Create a Good World?, Science, Technology and Human Values 17, 1992, pp. 205-27.

What the Task of Creating Civilization has to Learn from the Success of Modern Science: Towards a New Enlightenment, Reflections on Higher Education 4, 1992, pp. 47-69.

Can Academic Inquiry help Humanity become Civilized?, Philosophy Today 13, May 1993, pp. 1-3.

Science for Civilization, The Ethical Record 98, 1993, pp. 12-17.

Are there Objective Values?, The Ethical Record, vol. 101, No. 4, April 1996.

Science and the environment: A new enlightenment, Science and Public Affairs, Spring 1997, pp. 50-56.

Are There Objective Values?, The Dalhousie Review 79, No. 3, Autumn 1999, pp. 301-317.

Can Humanity Learn to become Civilized? The Crisis of Science without Civilization, Journal of Applied Philosophy 17, 2000, pp. 29-44.

Wisdom and curiosity? I remember them well, The Times Higher Education Supplement, No. 1,488, 25 May, 2001, p. 14.

Can Humanity Learn to Create a Better World? The Crisis of Science without Wisdom, in The Moral Universe, edited by Tom Bentley and Daniel Stedman Jones, Demos Collection 16, 2001, pp. 149-156.

Is Science Neurotic?, Metaphilosophy 33, no. 3, April 2002, pp. 259-299.

Two Great Problems of Learning, Teaching in Higher Education 8, January 2003, pp. 129-34.

Science, Knowledge, Wisdom and the Public Good, Scientists for Global Responsibility Newsletter 26, February 2003, pp. 7-9.

Do Philosophers Love Wisdom?, The Philosophers' Magazine, Issue 22, 2nd quarter, 2003, pp. 22-4.

In Defence of Seeking Wisdom, Metaphilosophy 35, October 2004.

Is Science Neurotic?, Philosophy Now, Issue 51, June/July, 2005, pp. 30-33.

Science under Attack, The Philosopher's Magazine, Issue 31, 3rd Quarter 2005, pp. 37-41.

Philosophy for Five-Year-Olds, Learning for Democracy, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2005, pp. 71-77.

A Revolution for Science and the Humanities: From Knowledge to Wisdom, Dialogue and Universalism, Vol. XV, No. 1-2, 2005, pp. 29-57.

Knowledge to Wisdom: We Need a Revolution, Philosophia, 34, 2006, pp. 377-378.

Can the World Learn Wisdom?, Solidarity, Sustainability, and Non-Violence, vol. 3,
no. 4, April 2007.

Wisdom in the university: editorial, with Ronald Barnett, London Review of Education, vol. 5, no. 2, 2007, pp. 95-6.

From Knowledge to Wisdom: The Need for an Academic Revolution, London Review of Education, vol. 5, no. 2, 2007, pp. 97-115 (reprinted in Wisdom in the University, pp. 1-33.

The road to wisdom, New Statesman, vol. 137, no. 4880, 21 January 2008, p. 50.

Are Philosophers Responsible for Global Warming?, Philosophy Now, issue 65, January/February 2008, pp. 12-13.

Are Universities Undergoing an Intellectual Revolution?, Oxford Magazine, No. 290,
Eighth Week, Trinity Term, June 2009, pp. 13-16.

Contribution to How to Think About Science, Ideas Transcripts, David Cayley, ed., Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Toronto, 2008, pp. 212-220 (text of broadcast on 18 June 2008).

What's Wrong With Science?, Sublime, Issue 17, 2009, pp. 90-93.

Universities: from knowledge to wisdom, Scientists for Global Responsibility Newsletter, Issue 38, 2010, pp. 18-20.

Review of Science, Policy, and the Value-Free Ideal by Heather Douglas, Metapsychology, 2010.

Scientists should stop deceiving us, The Guardian, 12 March, 2010, p. 35.

Wisdom-inquiry, The Philosophers' Magazine, Issue 50, 2010, pp. 84-85, one of "the 50 best ideas of the 21st century".

Reply to Comments on Science and the Pursuit of Wisdom, Philosophia, Vol. 38, Issue 4, 2010, pp. 667-690; published online, 24 July 2010.

Wisdom Mathematics, Friends of Wisdom Newsletter, No. 6, 2010, pp. 1-6.

We Need an Academic Revolution, Oxford Magazine, No. 309, 2011, pp. 15-18.

In Praise of Natural Philosophy: A Revolution for Thought and Life, Philosophia, vol. 40, no. 4, 2012.

Arguing for Wisdom in the University: An Intellectual Autobiography, Philosophia, vol. 40, no. 4, 2012.

The Menace of Science without Civilization: From Knowledge to Wisdom, Text of Keynote Lecture given in Warsaw 20 May 2011, published in Dialogue and Universalism, no. 3, 2012, pp. 39-63.

Replies to Criticisms and Comments (for Criticisms and Comments see Dialogue and Universalism, no. 3, 2012, pp. 65-132).  Published in Diaglogue and Universalism, no. 3, 2012, pp. 133-152.

From Knowledge to Wisdom: Assessment and Prospects After Three Decades, Integral Review, vol. 9, no. 2, June, 2013, pp. 76-112.  Special Issue: International Symposium: Research Across Boundaries, Part I, ed., M. Molz and M. Edwards.

Misconceptions Concerning Wisdom, Journal of Modern Wisdom, vol. 2, March 2013, pp. 92-97.

Knowledge or Wisdom?, The Philosophers' Magazine, issue 62, 3rd quarter, 2013, pp. 17-18 (original title: Does Philosophy Betray Reason and Humanity?).

The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution: From Knowledge to Wisdom. Lecture presented at: TEDx UCL, University College London on 2nd June 2013.

How to Create a Better World: Bring about a Revolution in Universities. Compass, 29 October, 2013.

How can our human world exist and best flourish embedded in the physical universe? An outline of a problem-based liberal studies course. On the Horizon, 22 (1), 2014, pp. 35-45.

How universities can help create a wiser world. Times Higher Education, No. 2136, 2014, 30.

Liberal education in crisis?. On the Horizon, 2014, 22 (1),

Philosophy Seminars for Five Year Olds. Oxford Magazine, 352, 2014, pp. 5-8.

What philosophy ought to be. (C. Tandy Trans.). In Tandy, C. (Ed.), Death And Anti-Death, Volume 11: Ten Years After Donald Davidson (1917-2003). 2014, pp. 125-162. Palo Alto, California, USA: Ria University Press.

How Humanity Might Avoid Devastation, Ethical Record, 2015, vol. 120, no. 1, January, pp. 18-23.

Can the World Learn Wisdom?, Philosophy Now, June/July, 2015, pp. 32-5.

What's Wrong with Science and Technology Studies? What Needs to Be Done to Put It Right?, in Raffaelle Pisano, ed.,  A Bridge between Conceptual Frameworks: Sciences, Society and Technology Studies, 2015, Springer, Dordrecht, 2015, pp. vii-xxxvii.

Can Scientific Method Help Us Create a Wiser World?, in N. Dalal, A. Intezari and M. Heitz, ed.,  Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology: Insights, Issues and Questions for a New Millennium, Routledge, London, 2016, ch. 11, pp. 147-161.

The Crisis Confronting Humanity, Rounded Globe, 2016. 

Do universities betray reason and humanity? The urgent need for an academic revolution, Text of Scientists for Global Responsibility PowerPoint Talk, 2016.

The Crisis of Our Times, and What to Do about It, The April HPS&ST Note, 2017, pp. 5-8.

How to Tackle the Fundamental Crisis of Our Times, Paragon House Website, 2017.

Can Universities Save Us From Disaster?, On the Horizon, 2017, vol. 25, issue: 2, pp. 115-130. 

What’s Wrong with HPS and What Needs be Done to Put it Right?, HPS & ST Note, 22 June, 2017, pp. 10-22. 

We Need an Academic Revolution, 1st March, 2018, Emerald Blogspot. 

 Karl Popper, Science and Enlightenment: An Idea to Help Save the World, Ethical Record, 2018, vol. 123, no. 1, pp. 27-30.

We Need Progress in Ideas about how to achieve Progress, Metascience, 2018, vol. 27, issue 2, pp. 347-350.

The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution, Scientistswarning.org, 2018.

Do We Need an Academic Revolution to Create a Wiser World?, in R. Barnett & M. A. Peters, eds., The Idea of the University: Volume 2: Contemporary Perspectives, 2018, Peter Lang, New York, chapter 28.

From Knowledge-Inquiry to Wisdom-Inquiry: A New Paradigm for Academia. Paradigm Explorer, No. 129, April 2019/1, pp. 3-7.

How Wisdom Can Help Solve Global Problems. In Sternberg, R., Nusbaum, H., Glueck, J. (Eds.), Applying wisdom to contemporary world problems, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp. 337-380.

The Scandal of the Irrationality of Academia. Philosophy and Theory in Higher Education, 2019, vol. 1 (1), pp. 105-128. 

The Urgent Need for Social Wisdom. In Sternberg, R., Gluck, J. (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Wisdom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, Chapter 33, 754-80.

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