Will Wisdom Save The Human Project?

Will Wisdom Save The Human Project?

DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-168-3.ch007
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The purpose of this chapter is to investigate whether humans are wise enough to save their civilization from the threats of internal conflicts or 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 whether philosophy can be helpful in defining a wise strategic solution which has the potential to sustain civilization indefinitely. If the current state of philosophy cannot accomplish this, it will be necessary to offer a new philosophy to undertake this task. This is important in these times, when other social sciences are aware of civilization crisis and have influenced the formation of many foundations and centers which aim for a more harmonious development of civilization.

If humans are not wise enough to save civilization, then the human project in the universe will collapse. More on the future of civilization is provided in Targowski (2009, p. 395).

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