By Sternberg R., Jordan J.

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ISBN-13: 9780511161384

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1938). The wisdom of Confucius. New York: Random House. 2 Cultural Foundations of Wisdom An Integrated Developmental Approach Masami Takahashi and Willis F. Overton We once asked an ethnically mixed group of college students to name “wise” persons. The responses varied from their personal acquaintances and family members to well-known historical figures from all over the world such as Socrates, Confucius, Mahatma Gandhi, and Nelson Mandela, to name just a few. These undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds clearly knew what was meant by “wise” and had concrete ideas of the concept in their own unique ways.

It encompasses a (meta)cognitive, an affective, and a behavioural component” (p. 263). This clearly went beyond the ancient traditions of regarding wisdom as knowledge. In his research, he attempted to unravel the relationship between wisdom (eudaimonia), and the quality of one’s narrative. He adapted the word “eudaimonia” from the Greek literature, because it was free from the implications of contemporary terms such as life-satisfaction, happiness, well-being, or quality of life. In his studies, the way individuals interpret their lives, or their narrative coherence, was related to wisdom and the good life, or eudaimonia.

1996). Western philosophy: An anthology. Oxford, UK: Blackwell development and behavior (Vol. 3, pp. 101–135). New York: Academic Press. Cleary, T. (1991). Further teachings of Lao-tzu. Publishers. , & Rathunde, K. (1990). The psychology of wisdom: An evolutionary interpretation. In R. ), Wisdom: Its nature, origins, and development (pp. 25–51). New York: Cambridge University Press. Dewey, J. (1910). Boston: D. C. Heath & Co. Dodd, D. , & Bourne, L. E. (1973). Thinking and problem solving. In B.

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