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David Rooney

I am interested in knowledge economies, knowledge societies and wisdom


Aristotle Teaching Alexander the Great gave Aristotle many opportunities and an abundance of supplies. He established a library in the Lyceum which aided in the production of many of his hundreds of books. The fact that Aristotle was a pupil of Plato contributed to his former views of Platonism, but, following Plato's death, Aristotle immersed himself in empirical studies and shifted from Platonism to empiricism. He believed all peoples' concepts and all of their knowledge was ultimately based on perception. Aristotle's views on natural sciences represent the groundwork underlying many of his works.
Philosophers: Alphabetical Index
Aristotle Quotes Aristotle Quotes We become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. ARISTOTLE, Nicomachean Ethics As for the story, whether the poet takes it ready made or constructs it for himself, he should first sketch its general outline, and then fill in the episodes and amplify in detail. Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime. If you string together a set of speeches expressive of character, and well finished in point and diction and thought, you will not produce the essential tragic effect nearly so well as with a play which, however deficient in these respects, yet has a plot and artistically constructed incidents. Where perception is, there also are pain and pleasure, and where these are, there, of necessity, is desire.
The Theory of Knowledge The Theory of Knowledge The Theory of KnowledgeWhat is Scientific Method?Limits of EmpiricismPrejudice Against DialecticsStalinist Caricature The Theory of Knowledge
Marc Luyckx Ghisi - Knowledge economy

Knowledge Policy News: June 2012 Knowledge Policy News: June 2012 See on Scoop.it – Knowledge Economy Somewhere in the mid-1980s, participation ascended to the pantheon of development buzzwords, catchphrases, and euphemisms. From that moment on, and throughout the greater part of the 1990s, the new buzzword would stand side by side with such giants as ‘sustainable development’, ‘basic needs’, ‘capacity building’, and ‘results based’.
Social Network Analysis

Data visualization and analysis application: Challenger Data visualization and analysis application: Challenger Identify the meaning of a module (see most connected nodes) by hovering the mouse over the modules on the minimap (or statistics). find out more See friends with common interests (music, movies, tv series, books) by selecting a node (a friend, or yourself) and pressing to create a view with: the selected node, his interests, and the friends that share his interests. Dive into a part of the graph to see its internal structure by selecting
Mind Mapping

Mind Mapping Software, Brainstorming, GTD and Knowledgebase Software

Mind Mapping Software, Brainstorming, GTD and Knowledgebase Software Know more. Map your mind. There's a lot of connections in your head, but unfortunately sometimes they don't last.

Leximancer: From Words to Meaning to Insight | home

Check out new text visualisations at: textisbeautiful.netLeximancer forms new partnership with Canadian company Regenerative Intelligence Systems IncResonate Solutions deploys its PULSE customer insight and action platform integrated with Leximancer into Australian corporates - VideoLeximancer features in Harvard Business Review research, hbr.orgLeximancer showcased in Washington Examiner article, Read "We have been using Leximancer for over a year now and it has substantially improved our ability to deal with text data whether from surveys or from other sources. It allows us to easily identify themes from the substantial amounts of data that we have and focus our subsequent research efforts much better. Leximancer: From Words to Meaning to Insight | home


NodeXL Network Overview Discovery and Exploration for Excel 2007/2010/2013 NodeXL provides support for social network analysis in the context of a spreadsheet. See: http://nodexl.codeplex.com NodeXL is a project from the Social Media Research Foundation and is a collaboration among:
Knowledge management

Knowledge management Knowledge management (KM) is the process of capturing, developing, sharing, and effectively using organisational knowledge.[1] It refers to a multi-disciplined approach to achieving organisational objectives by making the best use of knowledge.[2] An established discipline since 1991 (see Nonaka 1991), KM includes courses taught in the fields of business administration, information systems, management, and library and information sciences (Alavi & Leidner 1999).[3][4] More recently, other fields have started contributing to KM research; these include information and media, computer science, public health, and public policy.[5] Columbia University and Kent State University offer dedicated Master of Science degrees in Knowledge Management.[6][7]

Knowledge management

The Wisdom Page --- a site devoted to wisdom resources The Wisdom Page --- a site devoted to wisdom resources The Wisdom Page is a website dedicated to helping us better understand wisdom—that vitally important pinnacle of human virtue and philosophical and psychological development. There are no short answers to the questions above—to the nature and value of wisdom—but there are answers. The Wisdom Page provides a rich and diverse array of thoughtful responses to these questions, intended to educate the human mind and inspire the human spirit. Indeed, wisdom is a multi-faceted synthesis of many human qualities.
We need a revolution in the aims and methods of academic inquiry. Instead of giving priority to the search for knowledge, academia needs to devote itself to seeking and promoting wisdom by rational means, wisdom being the capacity to realize what is of value in life, for oneself and others, wisdom thus including knowledge but much else besides. A basic task ought to be to help humanity learn how to create a better world. Acquiring scientific knowledge dissociated from a more basic concern for wisdom, as we do at present, is dangerously and damagingly irrational. Knowledge to Wisdom
Ulife - University of Toronto Friends of Wisdom is an association of people sympathetic to the idea that academic inquiry should help humanity acquire more wisdom by rational means. Wisdom is taken to be the capacity to realize what is of value in life, for oneself and others. It includes knowledge, understanding and technological know-how, and much else besides. Friends of Wisdom try to encourage universities and schools to actively seek and promote wisdom by educational and intellectual means.
Welcome to the Wisdom Research Network Wisdom was once regarded as a subject worthy of rigorous scholarly inquiry in order to understand its nature and benefits; however until recently wisdom has been relatively overlooked as a topic for serious scholarly and scientific investigation. It is difficult to imagine a subject more central to the highest aspirations of being human. The study of wisdom holds great promise for shedding light on and opening up new insights for human flourishing. Supported with funding from the John Templeton Foundation, six research projects led by University of Chicago faculty, in collaboration with scientists at other institutions, will investigate big questions in the field that have the greatest potential of influencing research, education, policy and professions: What is the relationship between expertise and wisdom? How does experience increase wisdom? Defining Wisdom | A Project of the University of Chicago
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