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The cost of wisdom

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Now we know — or at least, someone has estimated — the cost of finding wisdom.

An announcement from the University of Chicago says:

DEFINING WISDOM

The Arete Initiative at The University of Chicago is pleased to announce a $2 million research program on the nature and benefits of Wisdom. Once regarded as a subject worthy of the most rigorous inquiries in order to discern its nature and benefits, wisdom is currently overlooked as a topic for serious scholarly and scientific investigation in many fields. Yet it is difficult to imagine a subject more central to the human enterprise and whose exploration holds greater promise in shedding light and opening up creative possibilities for human flourishing.

In 2008, up to twenty (20), two-year research grants will be awarded to scholars from institutions around the world who have received their Ph.D. within the past ten years.

(Thanks to investigators Mike Kruge and Yoram Bauman for bringing this to our attention.)

Improbable Research