Science and the Pursuit of Wisdom
Studies in the Philosophy of Nicholas Maxwell
Nicholas Maxwell�s provocative and highly-original philosophy of science urges a revolution in academic inquiry affecting all branches of learning, so that the single-minded pursuit of knowledge is replaced with the aim of helping people realize what is of value in life and make progress toward a more civilized world. This volume of essays from an international, interdisciplinary group of scholars engages Maxwell in critical evaluation and celebrates his contribution to philosophy spanning forty years. In the introductory chapter, Maxwell provides an overview of his thought and then defends his views against objections in a concluding essay .