Paths to wisdom. With Michael Hampe and Aleida Assmann

“Philosophy” took its name from the Greek word for “wisdom”. Yet academic philosophy in particular has progressed very little since then. In university circles and seminars, wisdom is scarcer than rare earth elements. For this reason, among others, many people believe that wisdom is a vague concept with little practical application, particularly as wisdom can neither be practised nor cultivated. But is this true? Empirical studies are few and far between. However, practical paths to wisdom do indeed exist.
Philosopher Michael Hampe, who is in the process of launching a wisdom project at ETH Zurich, and egyptologist, cultural and literary scholar Aleida Assmann, whose work on wisdom has become a classic of its genre, discuss ways to wisdom. They examine what wisdom means today, how we can promote it and how it can help us practically to shape our joint lives better.
Moderation: Gert Scobel


Aleida Assmann

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Gert Scobel

Born in Aachen in 1959, Gert Scobel is one of Germany’s most renowned s…


Michael Hampe

Michael Hampe, born in 1961, studied philosophy in Heidelberg and…


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