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WISDOM AS INFORMATION. TOWARDS AN INTEGRATIONAL MODEL OF WISDOM
WISDOM AS INFORMATION. TOWARDS AN INTEGRATIONAL MODEL OF WISDOM

Author(s): Andrew Targowski
Subject(s): Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophical Traditions
Published by: Instytut Filozofii i Socjologii Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: wisdom; information; integrational model of wisdom

Summary/Abstract: The purpose of this investigation is to define, first, wisdom from the point of view of the cognitive approach, and, second, to integrate this definition with the aspects of wis-dom as defined by the semantic, cognitive, psychological approaches as well as to a certain degree by the philosophical approach. The research is based on an interdiscipli-nary view of the main aspects of wisdom’s development and their interdependency. Among the findings are: wisdom is information reflecting good judgment and choice; it is the final cognition unit in the Semantic Ladder and has different levels of scope and quality depending on the four minds, namely basic, whole, global and universal mind, which are supported by the art of living, understood as the reflection of behavioral as-pects of wisdom within the philosophical framework of the hierarchy of possible pur-poses of one’s life. Practical implications: Wisdom can be accomplished in all phases of living. Social implication: The quest for wisdom should be achieved by teaching wisdom once it is defined. Originality: This investigation, by providing an interdiscipli-nary and civilizational approach, allows for the teaching and application of wisdom in a typical manner as is done by other disciplines and their issues.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 163-185
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: English