Knowledge, Wisdom, and Habit in Plato, Aristotle, Buddha, and Proust

By Hasan Malik.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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In this age of breakneck technological development, of ideological and political turmoil, it has become increasingly important to explore the relationship between knowledge, wisdom, and habit. Whereas knowledge is a frequent topic of discourse (we even refer to the economy as being “knowledge-driven”), it is rather seldom that we hear serious discussion on wisdom and habit (for instance, few speak of a “wisdom-driven” culture). But both wisdom and habit play a crucial role in actual acts, character formation, and selfhood. Using the ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Buddha, and Proust, this paper explores the connections between knowledge, wisdom, and habit.

Keywords: Knowledge, Wisdom, Habit, Proust, Plato, Aristotle, Buddha

The International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 5, Issue 6, pp.39-44. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 489.223KB).

Dr. Hasan Malik

Associate Dean, School of Community and Liberal Studies, Sheridan Institute of Technology, Oakville, Ontario, Canada

Hasan Malik is an Associate Dean at Sheridan Institute of Technology. His interests focus on eighteenth-century studies and the novel, particularly in the rise of empiricism, philosophic skepticism, and fictionality.

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