Ricca Edmondson

Special guest

Ricca Edmondson is emerita Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She wrote her D.Phil. in Oxford, UK, and subsequently carried out research at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin. She is currently working on international research projects on wisdom and ideas about virtue among older and younger people of different faith conditions, and on environmental wisdom. Her publications cover rhetoric and argumentation, the life-course and ageing, wisdom in medicine, interculturality and the sociology of the environment. These research areas converge in her work on theories of wisdom and methods of investigating it. Recent publications include Ageing, Insight and Wisdom: Meaning and Practice across the Life Course and chapters on wisdom in collections edited by Sternberg, Glück, Nusbaum, Duyndam and Machielse.

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