Real-Life Contextual Manifestations of Wisdom

  title={Real-Life Contextual Manifestations of Wisdom},
  author={Shih-ying Yang},
  journal={The International Journal of Aging and Human Development},
  pages={273 - 303}
  • Shih-ying Yang
  • Published 1 December 2008
  • Psychology
  • The International Journal of Aging and Human Development
Wisdom pertains to managing human affairs, and it arises in highly contextualized situations. The present study aims to investigate manifestations of wisdom in real-life contexts through semi-structured interviews with 66 individuals nominated as wise persons. All nominees were ethnic Chinese from Taiwan, an East Asian country which has Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism as its predominant philosophies. Analysis of these interview transcripts yielded 220 wisdom incidents that fall into five… 
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