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Wisdom, Information and Wonder What Is Knowledge For?

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ISBN-10: 0415028302

ISBN-13: 9780415028301

Edition: 1991

Authors: Mary Midgley

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InWisdom, Information and Wonder, Mary Midgley tackles the question at the root of our civilization: What is knowledge for? The author rejects the fragmentary and specialized way in which information is conveyed in today's high technology world and argues cogently for the primary importance of understanding over the acquisition of information.Thinkingitself, she argues, needs to strengthen the connection between theory and practice. Midgley challenges us to re-examine the protective barriers built to isolate "science" from other forms of inquiry, and each particular science from its neighbors. More urgently still, philosophy itself needs to stop being treated as an obscure specialty, and…    
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List price: $46.95
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/23/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 286
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.792

Jack Zipes was formerly Professor of German at the University of Minnesota. An acclaimed translator and scholar of children's literature and culture, his most recent books include Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood Storyteller and Speaking Out: Storytelling and Creative Drama for Children, both published by Routledge.Mary Midgley is a moral philosopher and the author of many books including Wickedness , Evolution as a Religion , Beast and Man and Science and Poetry . All are published in Routledge Classics.