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Picture of Wisdom in the Context of Globalization and Civilization

Wisdom in the Context of Globalization and Civilization

Author(s): Henryk Krawczyk, Andrew Targowski

Book Description

What happens when our developed knowledge does not support human activities in politics, economy, culture, and infrastructure today? The solution lies in knowing what wisdom is and willingly applying it to most of humanity’s activities, transforming a chaotic civilization into a wise one.

A merely knowledge-rich society cannot sustain its civilization without being wise and willing to learn and apply this essential human virtue in practice. This book investigates the issues of human cognition with regards to current issues surrounding globalization and civilization in such a way as to define wisdom not only as an art, but as a science too. Its investigation emphasises the learning of wisdom at schools and colleges, and stresses that its application in practice should be as commonplace as arithmetic.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-4056-9
ISBN-10: 1-5275-4056-1
Date of Publication: 01/12/2019
Pages / Size: 407 / A5
Price: £64.99


Henryk Krawczyk is a Professor of Informatics at Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland. His scientific research focuses on analysis of dependability and the security of complex computer processing, parallel and distributed applications development, and computer-supported management of various organizations and systems. He is the Head of the Centre of Excellence for Novel Infrastructure of Workable Applications and Director of the Centre of Informatics for the Tri-city Academic Supercomputing Network at the Polish shore of the Baltic Sea.

Andrew Targowski is a computer scientist, civilizationist, and philosopher specializing in enterprise computing, societal computing, technology’s impact upon civilization, information theory, wisdom theory, and civilization theory. He is President Emeritus of the International Society for the Comparable Study of Civilizations and Professor Emeritus at the Western Michigan University. He has published over 50 books, including several on theories of informatics, wisdom and civilization and their status in the 21st century.