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Universities: from knowledge to wisdom

Maxwell, N; (2010) Universities: from knowledge to wisdom. Scientists for Global Responsibility Newsletter (38) 18 - 20. Green open access

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Abstract

We need a revolution in academic inquiry so that problems of living are put at the heart of the academic enterprise, and the basic aim becomes to seek and promote wisdom. There are signs that this revolution is beginning to occur, especially in connection with growing concern about environmental problems, and with the growth of policy studies. The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and University College London have all instigated changes in recent years which can be regarded as implementing the first steps towards the new kind of inquiry devoted to the pursuit of wisdom.

Type:Article
Title:Universities: from knowledge to wisdom
Location:UK
Open access status:An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version:http://www.sgr.org.uk/publications/sgr-newsletters
Language:English
Additional information:Made available here with permission from Scientists for Global Responsibility.
Keywords:Universities, academic inquiry, wisdom, policy studies, environmental problems, intellectual revolution.
UCL classification:UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Science and Technology Studies

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