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Philosophical Studies Series

Knowledge, Teaching and Wisdom

Editors: Lehrer, K., Lum, B.J., Slichta, B.A., Smith, N.D. (Eds.)

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This book derives from a 1993 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Knowledge, Teaching, and Wisdom. The Institute took place at the University of California, Berkeley, and was co-directed by Keith Lehrer and Nicholas D. Smith. The aims of the Institute were several: we sought to reintroduce wisdom as a topic of discussion among contemporary philosophers, to undertake an historical investigation of how and when and why it was that wisdom faded from philosophical view, and to ask how contemporary epistemological theories might apply to the obviously related subjects of teaching and wisdom. In recruiting participants, Lehrer and Smith put the greatest emphasis on those with professional interests in epistemology and the history of philosophy, of the ancient Greeks especially ancient Greek philosophy (because in the writings all three subjects of the Institute were explicitly related and discussed). But in addition to these two groups, some effort was made also to include others, with academic specializations in a variety of fields other than epistemology and the history of philosophy, to ensure that a broad perspective could be achieved in our discussions. To an obvious extent, the papers in this book reflect the recruitment emphases and variety. They also testify to the extent that the Institute managed to bring life to our subjects, and to raise very old questions in a contemporary context.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Knowledge, Teaching and Wisdom
Editors
  • Keith Lehrer
  • B.J. Lum
  • Beverly A. Slichta
  • N.D. Smith
Series Title
Philosophical Studies Series
Series Volume
67
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-2022-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-2022-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3980-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4684-0
Series ISSN
0921-8599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 292
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