Will Wisdom Save the Human Project?

Will Wisdom Save the Human Project?

Andrew Targowski (Haworth College of Business, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 15
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-004-2.ch006


The purpose of this chapter is to investigate whether we humans are wise enough to save our civilization from threats of internal conflicts and natural (even cosmic) disasters. Humans have gained wisdom through life experience and philosophical investigations for the last 2,600 years. In this investigation, we would like to find out whether philosophy can be helpful in finding the wisest strategic solution, which would sustain civilization forever. If the current state of philosophy cannot do it, it will be necessary to offer a new philosophy which could undertake this task, particularly in these times when other social sciences are aware of our civilization crisis and have influenced the formation of many research foundations and centers which aim at the more harmonious development of civilization.

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