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Cognitive Informatics and Wisdom Development

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Cognitive Informatics and Wisdom Development: Interdisciplinary Approaches argues that wise civilization cannot function without wise people and vice versa, that wise people cannot function without positive conditions for the development of wise civilization. Using the cognitive informatics approach as a basis for the investigation of wisdom, this book offers solutions on how to study and evaluate the state of wisdom in 21st century society and the requirements for wise civilization and its monitoring systems.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
    1. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
  5. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
  6. Chapter 1: The Role-Oriented Approaches Towards Wisdom
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. SOCIAL WISDOM
    3. REFLECTIONAL WISDOM
    4. INDIVIDUAL’S WISDOM
    5. METHODICAL APPROACH
    6. CONCLUSION
  7. Chapter 2: The Philosophical Approach Towards Wisdom
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE BEGINNINGS OF WISDOM
    3. FIRST RECORDS OF WISDOM
    4. PHILOSOPHY AS “LOVE OF WISDOM”
    5. ANCIENT PHILOSOPHERS ON WISDOM
    6. PHILOSOPHERS OF THE MIDDLE AGES ON WISDOM
    7. THE ENDS OF LIFE AND WISDOM
    8. COMPARING WISDOM OF MEANINGFUL LIFE AMONG CONTEMPORARY CIVILIZATIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY: BEYOND THE PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACH
    9. WISDOM AS SEEN IN DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHICAL APPROACHES
    10. CAN PHILOSOPHY DELIVER WISDOM?
    11. CONCLUSION
  8. Chapter 3: The Cognitive Informatics Approach Towards Wisdom
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE INFORMATICS APPROACH TOWARDS WISDOM
    3. ROBOTICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, NEURAL NETWORKS, AND WISDOM
    4. COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE AND WISDOM
    5. BUSINESS DECISION MAKING AND WISDOM
    6. DATA MINING, KNOWLEDGE, BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE, AND WISDOM
    7. THE COGNITIVE APPROACH TOWARDS BRAIN AND MIND
    8. THE SCIENCE OF THE MIND
    9. REASONING, TRUTH, AND WISDOM
    10. COMPUTERS, THOUGHT, AND WISDOM
    11. CONCLUSION
  9. Chapter 4: Wisdom as a Mental Tool of the Symbolic Species
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE EVOLUTION OF MANKIND
    3. THE EVOLUTION OF THE BRAIN
    4. A CONCEPT OF THE MIND
    5. THE EVOLUTION OF THE MIND
    6. WISDOM BIFURCATION
    7. CONCLUSION
  10. Chapter 5: Civilization Wisdom in the 21st Century
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. WISDOM CAPACITY POTENTIAL INDEX OF CIVILIZATION
    3. WISDOM ACTIVITY POTENTIAL INDEX OF CIVILIZATION
    4. WISDOM POTENTIAL INDEX OF CIVILIZATION
    5. APPLICATION OF CIVILIZATION WISDOM POTENTIAL INDEX
    6. CONCLUSION
  11. Chapter 6: Human Wisdom in the 21st Century
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. WISDOM CAPACITY POTENTIAL INDEX OF HUMANS
    3. WISDOM ACTIVITY POTENTIAL INDEX OF HUMANS
    4. WISDOM POTENTIAL INDEX OF HUMANS
    5. APPLICATION OF WISDOM POTENTIAL INDEX OF HUMANS
    6. CONCLUSION
  12. Chapter 7: Will Wisdom Save The Human Project?
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. FROM MYTHS TO THE WISDOM OF CIVILIZATION
    3. TOWARDS ECO-PHILOSOPHY
    4. THE WISDOM DIAMOND
    5. CONCLUSION
  13. Chapter 8: Can Wisdom Be Taught?
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. UNDERSTANDING WISDOM
    3. FROM WISER HUMANS TO A WISER AND BETTER SOCIETY
    4. LEARNING FROM FAILURE
    5. TEACHING FOR WISDOM
    6. A WISDOM-ORIENTED CURRICULUM
    7. A WISDOM INSTITUTE AND HOW TO BEGIN
    8. WISDOM CAN BE LEARNED
    9. CONCLUSION
  14. Chapter 9: Is Business Wise in the 21st Century?
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. CIVILIZATIONS RISE, GROW, DECLINE, AND TRANSFORM
    3. Business As The World-System
    4. THE GROWTH OF BUSINESS THROUGH MILLENNIA
    5. THE BUSINESS GROWTH TRAP
    6. EXAMPLES OF THE BUSINESS GROWTH TRAP
    7. THE RACE FOR RESOURCES AND THE DEATH TRIANGLE OF CIVILIZATION
    8. IS WESTERN-WEST CIVILIZATION DECLINING AND TRANSFORMING?
    9. DO WE TEACH THE RIGHT STUFF TO AVOID THE END OF CIVILIZATION?
    10. MILLENNIUM GOALS PERFORMANCE
    11. WISEST CIVILIZATION MAY HAVE A CHANCE
    12. CONCLUSION
  15. Chapter 10: Towards the Wise Civilization
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. THE SIMULTANEOUS GROWTH AND DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION
    3. THE PATTERNS OF WISDOM IN CIVILIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
    4. THE CONTRIBUTION AND LIMITS OF CAPITALISM TO CIVILIZATIONAL WISDOM
    5. THE CONTRIBUTION AND LIMITS OF SOCIALISM TO CIVILIZATIONAL WSDOM
    6. THE CONTRIBUTION AND LIMITS OF COMMUNISM TO CIVILIZATIONAL WISDOM
    7. THE CONTRIBUTION AND LIMITS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO CIVILIZATIONAL WISDOM
    8. THE CONTRIBUTION OF SPIRITUALITY TO CIVILIZATIONAL WISDOM
    9. THE PREMISES LEADING TO A NEW IDEOLOGY OF WISE CIVILIZATION
    10. A NEW IDEOLOGY OF WISE CIVILIZATION
    11. CONCLUSION
  16. Chapter 11: Monitoring of Wise Civilization
    1. INTRODUCTION
    2. CLASSIC ENTERPRISE INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE
    3. GLOBAL ENTERPRISE INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE
    4. GLOBAL CIVILIZATION AND GLOBAL ENTERPRISE
    5. SUSTAINABLE AND GLOBAL ENTERPRISE INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE
    6. MONITORING AND PREDICTING SYSTEMS OF SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL CIVILIZATION
    7. CONCLUSION
  17. About the Contributor
  18. Afterword
    1. Applications of Wisdom
    2. Wisdom of Individuals and Civilizations
    3. Teaching Wisdom
    4. A New Ideology and Monitoring of Wise Civilizations
    5. Conclusion
  19. Index