HomeΦιλοσοφια: International Journal of Philosophyvol. 31 no. 2 (2002)

Wisdom in a Postmodern Age

Raj Mansukhani

Discipline: Philosophy

 

Abstract:

Using a popular Sufi tale as a starting point, the author shows that in a postmodern age, wisdom can best be characterized as a willingness to see how parts and wholes relate to each other and how new meanings emerge from a dialogical interplay between the two. Wisdom can also be characterized by openness, by the ability to perceive connections among various viewpoints, and by a strong tolerance for ambiguity.