Dedication: With Love and Admiration
Copthorne Macdonald, creator and director of The Wisdom Page, passed away in the winter of 2011. Cop was a dear friend and inspiring and supportive colleague. He possessed a deep understanding of both science and philosophy, as well as a personal presence and character that embodied the quality of wisdom. Indeed, Cop devoted the last couple decades of his life to the study of wisdom and the ongoing development of The Wisdom Page—the premier website for readings and other educational resources on wisdom.
When Cop passed away, the members of The Wisdom Page advisory board unanimously decided that his website, as well as his monthly newsletter, The Wisdom Page Updates, needed to continue. The positive spirit and constructive momentum of his work was too important and valuable to be allowed to fade into oblivion. Hence, after some discussion, which included the involvement and support of Cop’s wife, Beverly, I volunteered to assume responsibility for The Wisdom Page and Wisdom Page Updates (Name of the newsletter has been changed to Wisdom and the Future).
It is the desire of the advisory board to continue to develop the website, to spread the word regarding this invaluable resource, and to advocate for the centrality of wisdom in realizing the good life for all of us. Acknowledging the vast repository of knowledge of our past, and the inspiration and lessons of those before us who have thought about the ideal of wisdom, we thus, “stand on the shoulders of giants,” as we continue and expand upon the work of Copthorne Macdonald.
Director of The Wisdom Page
Leland R. Beaumont