What is Wisdom? Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Syntheses

@article{Walsh2015WhatIW,
  title={What is Wisdom? Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Syntheses},
  author={Roger N. Walsh},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={278 - 293}
}
  • R. Walsh
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
This article explores the nature of wisdom using an integrative cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary approach by drawing on contemporary research as well as the philosophical and contemplative disciplines of both East and West. To do this the article first analyzes definitional issues. These issues include difficulties of definition in general, and of wisdom in particular, the common elements and limitations of current definitions, as well as possible varieties or subtypes of wisdom. It then… Expand
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