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: nick [at] knowledgetowisdom.org
See Friends of Wisdom Website:
Knowlege to Wisdom This is the website of Friends of Wisdom. It sets out the case for
transforming academic inquiry so that it takes up the task of seeking
and promoting wisdom, and will shortly carry information about individuals
and groups contributing to wisdom-inquiry, in one way or another.
This site includes online copies of many of my articles.
PhilSci Archive This site includes a number of my articles, along with articles by
a number of other philosophers of science.
The Philosophy Site
of Rafe Champion
This has essays and reviews by Rafe Champion, inspired by Karl Popper
and others. Four of my articles 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".
Click "Forum" and a number of papers come up that were given
at a Popper conference in Vienna in 2002. One is by me. It is called "The
Enlightenment Programme and Karl Popper". It sets out the basic argument
for wisdom-inquiry in a way which makes clear that it improves on Karl
Popper, in turn an improvement of the 18th century Enlightenment Programme.
The Karl Popper Web 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.
Pentire Press Information about second editions of From Knowledge to Wisdom and What's Wrong With Science?, both published by Pentire Press.
Scientists for Global Responsibility
(SGR) 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
Friends of the Earth 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
Philosophy Research Base erratic
impact.com 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.
The Wisdom Institute This "supports the development of wisdom in people, organizations,
and communities through education, research and consultation". The
director is Dr. Carrie Bassett.
Teaching for Wisdom Details about a Conference on "Teaching for Wisdom",
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".
University College London: Grand Challenges Gives an account of what UCL is doing to help us tackle global problems more intelligently, effectively and humanely, thus helping us make progress towards a better world. The beginnings of wisdom-inquiry.