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作者 Maxwell, Nicholas
書名 How Universities Can Help Create a Wiser World : The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution
出版項 Luton, Bedfordshire : Andrews UK Ltd., 2014
©2014
國際標準書號 9781845407483 (electronic bk.)
9781845405731
book jacket
版本 1st ed
說明 1 online resource (169 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
系列 Societas ; v.18
Societas
附註 Cover -- Contents -- Front matter -- Title page -- Publisher information -- Quotation -- Dedication -- Body matter -- Chapter 1: The Basic Idea -- Chapter 2: Wisdom-Inquiry -- Chapter 3: How Wisdom-Inquiry Helps Solve Global Problems -- Chapter 4: Is the Wisdom Revolution Underway? -- Chapter 5: Policies for a Wiser World -- Back matter -- References -- Critical acclaim
In order to make progress towards a better world we need to learn how to do it. And for that we need institutions of learning rationally designed and devoted to helping us solve our global problems, make progress towards a better world. It is just this that we lack at present. Our universities pursue knowledge. They are neither designed nor devoted to helping humanity learn how to tackle global problems - problems of living - in more intelligent, humane and effective ways. That, this book argues, is the key disaster of our times, the crisis behind all the others: our failure to have developed our institutions of learning so that they are rationally organized to help us solve our problems of living - above all, our global problems. Having universities devoted almost exclusively to the pursuit of knowledge is a recipe for disaster. Scientific knowledge and technological know-how have unquestionably brought great benefits to humanity. But they have also made possible - even caused - o..
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Maxwell, Nicholas How Universities Can Help Create a Wiser World : The Urgent Need for an Academic Revolution Luton, Bedfordshire : Andrews UK Ltd.,c2014 9781845405731
主題 Education, Higher -- Social aspects.;Educational sociology.;Universities and colleges -- Sociological aspects
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