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This is an association of people sympathetic to the idea that academic inquiry should help humanity acquire more wisdom by rational means. Wisdom is taken to be the capacity to realize what is of value in life, for oneself and others. It includes knowledge, understanding and technological know-how, and much else besides. Friends of Wisdom try to encourage universities and schools actively to seek and promote wisdom by educational and intellectual means. At present, Friends of Wisdom communicate with one another in the main by email (JISCMAIL). If you wish to join, click HERE, and then click on "join or leave the list", or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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From Knowledge to Wisdom
This contains information about Nicholas Maxwell's latest book.
This site includes a number of articles by Nicholas Maxwell, along with articles by a number of other philosophers of science.
From Knowledge to Wisdom, 2nd Edition
The Introduction to the forthcoming 2nd edition of Maxwell's book From Knowledge to Wisdom can be found at this site.
This has a great deal of fascinating information about books, on-line texts, organizations and groups concerned with aspects of wisdom.
This has essays and reviews by Rafe Champion, inspired by Karl Popper
and others. Four articles by Nicholas Maxwell are to be found here: Click
"Guest Room" and there are three papers; "Do We Need an
Academic Revolution" (summary of my argument), and two papers arguing
that aim-oriented empiricism is an improvement over the views of Popper,
Kuhn and Lakatos: "A Mug's Game", and "Popper, Kuhn, Lakatos
and Aim-Oriented Empiricism".
This web site, edited by Dr. Ray Scott Percival, contains a great deal of information about Karl Popper, his life and books, conferences, journals and discussion groups devoted to his work, and philosophers interested in his work.
This site contains a wealth of information about philosophy of science.
This promotes ethical science and technology - based on the principles of openness, accountability, peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability. Their work involves research, education, lobbying and providing a support network for ethically-concerned scientists. SGR is an independent UK-based membership organisation with around 600 scientist members.
The International Institute
of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy
This is the site of the campaigning organization, on which "Friends of Wisdom" is modelled.
This includes over 15,000 categorized links to philosophy resources on the internet.
This is categorized by history, subject and author. Integrating text resources with the best online resources, this study guide attempts to aid both academic and general interest in all philosophical genres and their related fields.
This contains essays that seek to promote critical philosophy in the
tradition of Kant, Fries, Schopenhauer, Nelson and Popper.
This "supports the development of wisdom in people, organizations, and communities through education, research and consultation". The director is Dr. Carrie Bassett.
Details about a Conference on "Teaching for Wisdom", to be held on the 19-20 February 2004 at Bloomington, Minnesota, USA, are to be found at this Website of "The Collaboration for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning".
Contains a great number of links.
This is a site devoted to topics of philosophical interest, including issues in ethics, epistemology, logic, metaphysics, law, politics, science, technology, art, and life in general.
promotes positive innovation for sustainable futures. It is a growing
network of innovators and experts that works as an 'Open Source' think
Thinking philosophy for personal and business development.
History & Policy works for better public policy through an understanding of history