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PB Wisdom 2004

PB Wisdom 2004

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Wisdom as Orchestration of Mind and Virtue Paul B. Baltes
 
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin Book in preparation, 2004
 
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Preface
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Chapter IWhy Study Wisdom?8
1A Preview92Everyday beliefs: What Is Wisdom113Wise People114Proverbs and Maxims125Wisdom as a Masterful Solution to a difficult Life Problem156Defining Wisdom167Wisdom in Everyday Life: More than a Narrow Professional Expertise218Why Write a Book on Wisdom?239Everyday Adult Life and Wisdom2510The Scientific Frame for a Psychology of Wisdom2911Is a Psychology of Wisdom Possible?3312What the Present Book Is not Doing35
Chapter IIAncient Conceptions of Wisdom39
1A Framework of Questions412The Ancient Wisdom Literature433Wisdom in Old Mesopotamia444Wisdom in Old Egypt465The Wisdom of Confucius486The Wisdom of Buddha517The Wisdom of the Old Testament567.1Authorship of Hebrew Wisdom Texts: The Role of King Solomon587.2Book of Proverbs597.3.Book of Job607.4Ecclesiastes627.5Ecclesiasticus and Wisdom of Solomon627.6.Summation of Hebrew Wisdom Literature65
 
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8Concluding Perspectives on Ancient Wisdom Writings688.1Variations in the Meaning of Wisdom698.2Wisdom is a topic of Transhistorical Significance: Are there Commonalitiesand at What Level of Analysis?708.3Wisdom is an Extraordinary and Superior Attribute718.4Wisdom deals with the Known, the uncertain, and the Not Known738.5The Acquisition of Wisdom Requires Mentorship and Is a Life-long Task748.6Ancient Wisdom Texts Emphasize the Intimate Connection betweenIntellect and Virtue (Character)748.7Religion Aids in the Specification of Wisdom but Is Likely to Reduce itsTranscultural Validity75
Chapter IIIFrom Cultural-Religious Beliefs to a Philosophical (Scientific)Analysis of Wisdom78
1Philosophy and Wisdom792Precursors of Wisdom in Ancient Greece: The Seven Sages813The Greek Philosopher Trio: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle824Socrates (c. 470-399 B.C.)835Plato (c. 428-347 B.C.)856Aristotle (c. 384-322 B.C.)867Postlude to Ancient Greek Philosophy of Wisdom908Wisdom and Christian Philosophy928.1Augustine (A.D. 396-430)928.2Aquinas (c. A.D. 1224-1274)938.3The Role of Virtues in Christian Conceptions of Wisdom959European Renaissance and Humanism: A Second Peak of Wisdom979.1Cusanus (1401-1464)989.2Charron (1541-1603)9910The Period of Empericism and the Enlightenment10110.1British Empericism: The Example of Francis Bacon10310.2Enlightenment: The Example of Kant10711Philosophy in the Post-Enlightenment: Exit of Wisdom as a Fundamental Category11212German Philosophers: Herder, Schopenhauer, Dilthey11312.1Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803)11312.2Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)11412.3Wilhelm Dilthey (1833-1911)11613The French Encyclopedia11814American Philosophy of Pragmatism119

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