What is Wisdom ? Part 2


Like some, I felt that more discussion on this topic would be interesting. The intent here is not a re-hash of the previous meeting.

Suggested new focus:

Wisdom can be thought of as the knowledge we choose to hold onto in times of crises. Which criteria do we choose to select this knowledge and how do we defend that choice?

Often the criteria reflects our own deepest connection to a particular metaphysical framework, and so the question of crisis exposes the nature of our holistic attachment to a particular world view. Reflection on this maybe interesting.

An extension of this question is where do we go for wisdom in our regular day to day living. Suggest here we turn to wisdom which is really knowledge we believe can have a positive transformative effect.  Perhaps we think there really is no wisdom in this sense. Again which criteria do we choose and why?

Another go-around on the debate about whether there is positive moral framework as a necessary component to Wisdom may be interesting. I certainly can make a reasonable argument against the relativistic arguments that would like to remove this component. I'll add this to the discussion board later


A summary of the previous session is posted here :

http://www.meetup.com/ottawa-socrates-cafe/messages/boards/thread/30707542  .

Not necessary to have gone to Part 1 to attend this session.

For format I am wondering if we should split into N small groups in parallel  for the first hour to enable more time for each person to discuss heir views. Let me know what you think.

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