The Getting and Loosing Wisdom

Donald Thomson

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    The role of aging and culture in the attainment of wisdom is examined in this chapter. The concept of wisdom in industrialised societies is briefly explored. It is argued that both biology and culture can be positive or negative factors in the capacity of a person to be "wise." It is concluded that, for many, the negative impact of biological factors of aging are overwhelming, but, for a few, aging enriches their insight.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)77-88
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Religion, Spirituality and Aging
    Issue number3/4
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


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