Wisdom as Epistemic Humility Socrates' view of wisdom, as expressed by Plato in The Apology 20ecis sometimes interpreted as an example of a humility theory of wisdom see, for example, Ryan and Whitcomb,
Experience comes from what we have done. Wisdom comes from what we have done badly. Theodore Levitt, Harvard Business School. An angel appears at a faculty meeting and tells the dean that in return for his unselfish and exemplary behavior, the Lord will reward him with his choice of infinite wealth, wisdom or beauty.
Without hesitating, the dean selects infinite wisdom. Now, all heads turn toward the dean, who sits surrounded by a faint halo of light. At length, one of his colleagues whispers, "Say something. A colleague of mine at NASA was assigned to prepare a presentation on lessons learned from our bad experiences with the Hubble Space Telescope.
On his chart at the briefing, lesson No. Wisdom is the power to see and the inclination to choose the best and highest goal, together with the surest means of attaining it. Packer, Knowing God, p.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you would have preferred to talk. Automaker Henry Ford asked electrical genius Charlie Steinmetz to build the generators for his factory.
So Ford called Steinmetz, who tinkered with the machines for a few hours and then threw the switch. Flabbergasted, the rather tightfisted car maker inquired why the bill was so high. Ford paid the bill.
A wise man learns from the mistakes of others. Nobody lives long enough to make them all himself. He walked up to the muscular philosopher and said, "O great Socrates, I come to you for knowledge.
He led the young man through the streets, to the sea, and chest deep into water. Then he asked, "What do you want?
Thirty seconds later Socrates let him up. Thirty seconds passed, thirty-five.
Socrates let him up. The man was gasping.
Littleton, Moody Monthly, Junep. Spiritual requirements for gaining the following: Decision Making and the Will of God, p.
Wisdom is spiritually opportunistic. A wise man learns by the experience of others. An ordinary man learns by his own experience.quotes from Socrates: 'The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.', 'The unexamined life is not worth living.', and 'There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance.' Socrates quotes (showing of ) “No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training.
It is a shame for a man to grow. "Knowledge, O wise Socrates," said the young man with a smile. Socrates put his strong hands on the man's shoulders and pushed him under.
Thirty seconds later Socrates let him up. Jun 07, · Socrates accepted the combined definition and instruction of/for WISDOM of the oracle at Delphi, which was "Know Thyself!" [an instruction] and "Wisdom is to Know Thyself" [as a definition].Status: Resolved.
Socrates then tries to refute the oracle by bringing a supposedly wise man from town to the temple to show the Pythian that he was wrong, but when they get there, Socrates realizes that the wise man was not wise at all, and neither of them knew anything really worth knowing.
This insight determined Socrates’ unique approach to philosophy. The politician that Socrates had spoken to believed that he was wise, and he knew enough to have earned a reputation for wisdom. Yet Socrates found, in conversation with the man, that he consistently . If one thinks Socrates was a wise person, and if one accepts that Socrates did, in fact, accept that he was wise, then Socrates himself is a counterexample to (H1).
The belief that one is wise could be a perfectly well justified belief for a wise person.