Volume 22, Issue 3, 2012
Civilization and Science
On Nicholas Maxwell’s Project of Transition from Knowledge to Wisdom
Nicholas Maxwell’s project, among others the character of its philosophical foundations, the notion of wisdom, and its radical post-Enlightenment scientism are discussed, and some doubts regard to it are presented. Above all, it is argued that Maxwell’s proposal of the establishing of world confederations of scientists standing above governments might lead to a totalitarian system.