This survey below is intended to provide insight into the agreement that exists on the nature of wisdom and knowledge.
The results obtained are solely the result of the participants involved.
They do not necessarily reflect the views of the sponsors of this website.
Do you become wise just by acquiring knowledge? Can you be both wise and, in some important ways, ignorant?
In this survey, we consider people interacting with each other in different ways. In each case, try to decide on the basis of the information given and your own intuitions, whether there is wisdom or or knowledge involved.
Sometimes you may not have enough information to make a clear decision.
A. To review your responses and compare them to those of other respondents
B. An earlier, more complex version of the survey can be downloaded from
C. Can we expect that public schools will teach wisdom? See,
The Public School's Sorest Need: ToTransfigure the Trivial