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Wisdom, Information and Wonder

What is Knowledge For?

Wisdom, Information and Wonder by Mary Midgley
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In this book one of Britain's leading philosophers tackles a question at the root of our civilisation: What is knowledge for? Midgley rejects the fragmentary and specialized way in which information is conveyed in the high-tech world, and criticizes conceptions of philosophy that support this mode of thinking.
Taylor and Francis; September 2002
286 pages; ISBN 9781134971916
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Title: Wisdom, Information and Wonder
Author: Mary Midgley