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ML49: The Difference Between Knowledge and Wisdom
5 days ago
They're two words that get thrown around a lot but what exactly is the difference between knowledge and wisdom? Knowledge is something closer to what the Ancient Greeks called Episteme – a specialised knowledge in a particular field or an ability in a skill. It’s usually descriptive – telling us what something is - or explanatory – telling us why something is the case. Wisdom is something that’s harder to define but it’s closer to what the Greeks called Phronesis – it’s a more general understanding of how to live a good life and the decisions we should make. Importantly it’s prescriptive - in the sense that it helps us to understand what we should be trying to do in our lives. In the rest of this episode I outline the difference between knowledge and wisdom in four main areas, along with actionable insights by using some of my favourite stories and my own personal experience.