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Wisdom & Virtue
(Like the last article, this is an extension of my trialogue with Steven McIntosh and Gregg Henriques. I gave four definitions of Wisdom and I wanted to write them down so that they could be referenced later…)
The (intentional, cultural, or environmental) encouragement of strategies derived from the adjudication of interactions between values, or types of values, in particular contexts. The result of value-oriented pondering.
The degree to which individual intelligence & behavior systems are patterned by the influence of the integration of multiple intelligence & behavior systems. The influence of Being upon knowledge and behavior.
A pattern of learning characterized by an ongoing, developmental, and generalized application of basic skills that deviates from ordinary knowledge and adaptive situational training via an emphasis on the meta-skills of reflection, intentional attention and voluntary selection of feeling states. Learning to learn.
The generalized, practical study of error correction in which cognitive biases, logical fallacies, and parochial perspectives are recognized, accounted for, and corrected. Anti-foolishness.
Virtue is the enactment of adjudications between values. For example, the value of exerting control & the value of letting go must play off each other in order to produce some of the virtues associated with horse riding. This can then be extended into a notion of the mutual constraint of virtues upon each other — reiterating the same dynamic into a higher/wiser level of virtue.