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By Sternberg R., Jordan J.

ISBN-10: 0511161387

ISBN-13: 9780511161384

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The essence of their definition of wisdom, or seeing through the illusion, was composed of three factors: clear insight that a belief is illusory; freedom from future vulnerability to the error or illusion; and empathy for those who remain subject to the illusion. Aristotle defined wisdom as knowledge of first principles, and “seeing through the illusion” is translated as knowledge of first principles. The knowledge of first principles suggests knowing the reality that is behind an unreal appearance.

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As cultures evolved, ideas about wisdom changed. A reading of past history leads to the conclusion that implicit or explicit values underlie the concepts of wisdom passed forward from ancient times. This legacy makes it difficult in the present context to define wisdom in such a way that it leads to operations or measurements not biased by culture. The values that underlie ideas about wisdom continue to evolve and determine the use of the term “wisdom” as a favorable trait. Decisions have different outcomes, some of which may touch on strong values in a society.

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