The Third Knowledge Revolution: Learning to Live with Uncertainty

Posted May 21, 2015 | Leadership |

The quest for knowledge has played a major part in the intellectual development and evolution of individuals, societies, and cultures. Socrates viewed knowledge as a virtue, a path to perfection. Prometheus was punished for bringing knowledge to the world, and Faust for wanting it too much.

Yet knowledge has continued to feature as a defining commodity and a sign of progress. Aristotle, reflecting the height of Greek philosophy, observed that "all men by nature desire knowledge," while Socrates proclaimed that the only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

About The Author
Darren Dalcher
Darren Dalcher is a Professor of Project Management at the University of Hertfordshire, Visiting Professor of Computer Science at the University of Iceland, and Adjunct Professor at the Lille Graduate School of Management. He is the founder and director of the National Centre for Project Management (NCPM), an interdisciplinary center of excellence operating in collaboration with industry, government, and the learned societies. Following… Read More
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