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Science and enlightenment : two great problems of learning

Author: Nicholas Maxwell
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
Series: SpringerBriefs in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book argues that two great problems of learning confront humanity: learning about the nature of the universe and about ourselves and other living things as a part of it; and learning how to become civilized. The author proposes that with the creation of modern science in the 17th century, the first problem was essentially solved. But the second problem has still not been solved today, and that combination of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Maxwell, Nicholas.
Science and Enlightenment : Two Great Problems of Learning.
Cham : Springer, ©2019
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Maxwell
ISBN: 9783030134204 3030134202 9783030134211 3030134210
OCLC Number: 1089603735
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Preface; Contents; 1 Learning About the Universe and Learning How to Create Civilization; 1.1 The Two Great Problems of Learning; 1.2 The Crisis of Knowledge Without Wisdom; 1.3 The Role of Academic Inquiry in Helping Humanity Learn How to Become Civilized; References; 2 The Enlightenment and the Romantic Opposition; 2.1 The Basic Enlightenment Idea; 2.2 The Traditional Enlightenment; 2.3 Knowledge-Inquiry; 2.4 The Romantic Opposition; References; 3 The New Enlightenment; 3.1 The New Enlightenment Programme; 3.2 First Step: Progress-Achieving Methods of Science 3.3 Second Step: Generalizing Scientific Method3.4 Third Step: Applying Generalized Scientific Method to Social Life; References; 4 The New Enlightenment and Academic Inquiry; 4.1 Implications of the New Enlightenment for Academic Inquiry Given "Problem-Solving" Rationality; 4.2 Implications of the New Enlightenment for Academic Inquiry Given "Aim-Oriented" Rationality; 4.3 Inquiry Pursued for Its Own Sake; References; 5 From Knowledge to Wisdom; 5.1 Revolutionary Changes that Need to Be Made to Academic Inquiry; 5.2 Philosophies of Knowledge and Wisdom Compared and Contrasted 6 Current Domination of Knowledge-Inquiry6.1 What Kind of Inquiry Dominates Universities Today?; 6.2 Evidence; References; 7 How Would Wisdom-Inquiry Help?; 7.1 Counter-Factual Current Affairs; 7.2 Is Wisdom-Inquiry Politically Possible?; 7.3 How Would Wisdom-Inquiry Help Promote Global Enlightenment?; 7.4 Apathy; 7.5 Inefficacy of Academia; Reference; 8 Questions and Objections; 8.1 Objections; 8.2 Reply to Objections; 9 Summary and Conclusion; Bibliography
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in philosophy.
Responsibility: Nicholas Maxwell.

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