What is wisdom? Philosophers, psychologists, spiritual leaders, poets, novelists, life coaches, and a variety of other important thinkers have tried to understand the concept of wisdom. This entry will provide a brief and general overview, and analysis of, several philosophical views on the topic of wisdom. It is not intended to capture the many interesting and important approaches to wisdom found in other fields of inquiry. Moreover, this entry will focus on several major ideas in the Western philosophical tradition. In particular, it will focus on five general approaches to understanding what it takes to be wise: 1 wisdom as epistemic humility, 2 wisdom as epistemic accuracy, 3 wisdom as knowledge, 4 a hybrid theory of wisdom, and 5 wisdom as rationality.
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You can be smart and brainy but it doesn't mean you're wise. The dictionary defines wisdom as "the soundness or quality of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment. I would agree that most wisdom comes through experience and application.