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Wisdom in the university

Maxwell, N; Barnett, R; (2007) Wisdom in the university. London Review of Education , 5 (2) 95 - 96. 10.1080/14748460701440335. Green open access

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We live in troubled times. There are wars, poverty of millions, destruction of natural habitats and rapid extinction of species and, above all, the menace of global warming. In the light of these threats, humanity needs urgently to learn how to manage its affairs rather more wisely than it has done so far. That in turn requires that institutions of learning, above all universities, are organized for and devoted to the task. But they are not. They seek knowledge, not a wiser world. How ought universities to be organized if they are to help humanity acquire a bit more wisdom?

Type: Article
Title: Wisdom in the university
Location: UK
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/14748460701440335
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14748460701440335
Language: English
Additional information: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the London Review of Education (2007) copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/[10.1080/14748460701440335]
Keywords: Global problems, Universities, Knowledge, Wisdom, University organization
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Dept of Science and Technology Studies
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1370626
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