I think all talk of wisdom within the safe and sterile boundaries of
academic discussion is futile. We've had thousands of years of it and
it remains confined pretty much within the faculty of observation with
little impact on human behaviour. The more worthwhile pursuit of
wisdom is in action, in interaction, in role-play and in experiential
learning methods. Only by such means may we test our universal and
archetypal awareness of wisdom.
On 20 May 2006, at 23:17, David M wrote:
> Hi Nick
> "the capacity to realize what is of value in life"?
> This seems a very good starting point to me. It is grounded in what we
> are able to achieve in practice, but better still it requires that we
> consider and articulate what is of value to us. I wonder if other
> members have read Robert Pirsig's novels and are aware of the
> relevance of his ideas to such an exploration of values and the
> goal of eudaimonia?
> I also suspect that Roy Bhaskar's critical realist school of thought
> may be a useful source of ideas and fellowship. Anyone else aware
> of Bhaskar?
> Here's an interview for those who may be interested:
> David Morey