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Single Idea 19735

[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / A. Wisdom / 1. Nature of Wisdom]

Full Idea

Intuitively, understanding is more valuable than knowledge and wisdom is more valuable than understanding.

Gist of Idea

Wisdom has a higher value than understanding, which has a higher value than knowledge


John Greco (The Value Problem [2011], 'Knowledge')

Book Reference

'Routledge Companion to Epistemology', ed/tr. Bernecker,S/Pritchard,D [Routledge 2014], p.225

A Reaction

Down at the bottom is having an 'inkling' of something, I presume. Not convinced of this. I would rate understanding above knowledge, but wisdom seems rather different. It implies a breadth that does not focus on any particular topic.