VIDEO LINK: Jordan B Peterson and Victor Davis Hanson on the importance of professors integrating theoretical knowledge and lived practice

The Greeks realized the point.  They called it phronesis, or practical wisdom.  This is a union of knowing that can be described, modeled, and conceived of by a formula, with other type of knowing that is only gotten by experience.  Which is better?  The question is ill-conceived.  Some of the greatest injustices of history, through our present making of history, are the result of people over-emphasizing one either theory or praxis.  Both produce stilted men and women when pursued to the exclusion of the other.


I have posted the following elsewhere, but it is a perfect fit for the Peterson lecture above.


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