Harnessing the Power of Wisdom: From Data to Wisdom

Andrew Targowski
Western Michigan University, MI, USA
President Emeritus of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations (2009-2013)

Series: World Philosophy
BISAC: PHI015000


Volume 10

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Special issue: Resilience in breaking the cycle of children’s environmental health disparities
Edited by I Leslie Rubin, Robert J Geller, Abby Mutic, Benjamin A Gitterman, Nathan Mutic, Wayne Garfinkel, Claire D Coles, Kurt Martinuzzi, and Joav Merrick


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The book is full of examples taken from real cases of applied wisdom by famous people. The review of applied wisdom is provided in the historic context as well in the interdisciplinary approach. Every person who would like to be not only informed and knowledgeable, but wise, should read this book and apply its recommendations. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface ix

Introduction xiii

Part I. Introduction To Wisdom pp. 1-2

Chapter 1 From Information Technology to Wisdom pp. 3-8

Chapter 2 History of Research on Wisdom pp. 9-18

Chapter 3 Applied Wisdom pp. 19-32

Chapter 4 Wise People pp. 33-44

Part II. Wisdom Concept pp. 45-46

Chapter 5 Philosophical Wisdom pp. 47-54

Chapter 6 Purposes of Life pp. 55-58

Chapter 7 Four Minds of Wisdom pp. 59-80

Chapter 8 History of Civilization Wisdom pp. 81-90

Chapter 9 Judgment and Choice pp. 91-100

Chapter 10 Art of Living pp. 101-108

Chapter 11 What is Wisdom? pp. 109-112

Part III. Wisdom, People and Civilization pp. 113-114

Chapter 12 The Wisdom of People and Their Civilization pp. 115-122

Chapter 13 Wise Civilization pp. 123-136

Chapter 14 Wisdom, Truth and Responsibility pp. 137-142

Chapter 15 Becoming Wise pp. 143-148

Bibliography pp. 149-156

Index pp. 157-169

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