Foundations of Science

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 279–282 | Cite as

Which Wisdom Can Change the World?

  • Erik ParedisEmail author


The thoughts that Michel Puech formulates on wisdom, technology and the art of living are timely at a moment when social, ecological and economic problems are pressing upon our societies and the speed of technological development seems to overwhelm our ability to integrate and adapt new technologies in our lives and societies. However, he restricts his concept of wisdom too much to a personal endeavor and overestimates the relevance of non-confrontation. I argue that his project can only be of value when it is embedded in a broader societal and political strategy for change.


Sustainable development The good life Social change Social practices Political strategies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Sustainable Development, Department of Political SciencesGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

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