About Professor Simon Haslett

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Professor of Physical Geography and Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wales and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Annual Conference 2010 Day 2

The second day started with a valuable but challenging opening keynote at 8.45am by Dr Nicholas Maxwell (University College London) on 'The urgent need for an academic revolution: from knowledge to wisdom'. He opened by suggesting science and technology, through structural irrationality, had caused many of the global problems e.g. global warming, because they adopted knowledge-inquiry rather than wisdom-inquiry, and states a 'need for an intellectual revolution'. He charted this problem back to the Enlightenment, but that it should now be corrected and that we should 'learn to create a better world'. He has a website at http://www.nick-maxwell.demon.co.uk/

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