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  • Learning about wisdom from Lehrer
    Miščević, Nenad
    The paper discusses Lehrer's pioneering approach to the topic of wisdom. His pithy proposal, that wisdom is preference of merit justified by an evaluation system and undefeated by error, fits well ... within the grand philosophical tradition of thinking about wisdom, offering a very clear and original formulation of its target. The first part of the paper puts it on a map of philosophical options concerning wisdom (anthropo-, theo- and cosmo-centric ones) and then raises questions about it: does preference have to motivate, what is the relation between factual and evaluative knowledge in the evaluation system, and how is the objectivity of merit secured? The second part briefly develops an alternative proposal inspired by Lehrers work. It is a two-level picture. Wisdom combines the virtues of the first-order production of decision and action (reliability and practical validity) with second-order reflective endorsement of the first-order picture. The first-order production yields phronesis-generated action-guiding desires which constitute practical wisdom in the narrow sense, and the second level the more refined and sophisticated wisdom of philosophers and their kin.
    Source: Philosophical studies. - ISSN 0031-8116 (Vol. 161, no. 1, 2012, str. 59-68)
    Type of material - article, component part ; adult, serious
    Publish date - 2012
    Language - english
    COBISS.SI-ID - 19577352

source: Philosophical studies. - ISSN 0031-8116 (Vol. 161, no. 1, 2012, str. 59-68)
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