“G. K. Chesterton and the wisdom of the cosmos”

The purpose of this article is to show that wisdom, understood as the right judgment about reality according to the supreme causes, is a judgment that begins from a particular attitude towards the world. That is, an experience of wonder and gratitude of man towards the cosmos, as the English philosopher G. K. Chesterton studied it. In fact, the sapiential attitude is supported by the surprising discovery of the intimate union of the cosmos with its Supreme Cause. Thus, the sapiential attitude helps us to find our right place in the cosmos. Because, as Chesterton reminds us, the sapiential attitude involves gratitude which is based on a vision: understanding that the whole cosmos depends on God. Besides, that gratitude is a source of religious and ethical characters.