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Wisdom entails a knowledge of truth and goodness. In the Bible, the Book of Proverbs opens with a definition of its purpose and use and includes a powerful definition of wisdom:

Plato stated that wisdom concerned knowledge of the whole and that wisdom required both scientific and practical knowledge. Aristotle differentiated practical wisdom (prudence) from speculative wisdom (wisdom). For Aristotle practical wisdom concerned the conduct of life while speculative wisdom related to theology and the philosophy of origins. A later follower of Aristotle's distinctions was Thomas Aquinas. Baruch Spinoza differentiated wisdom between “the ratio” or reason and “scientia intuitiva” or intuitive knowledge. [Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion, W.L. Reese]

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