Practical Wisdom The Right Way to Do the Right Thing

ISBN-10: 1594485437
ISBN-13: 9781594485435
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

A reasoned and urgent call to embrace and protect the essential human quality that has been drummed out of our lives: wisdom. In their provocative new book, Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe explore the insights essential to leading satisfying lives. Encouraging individuals to focus on their own personal intelligence and integrity rather than simply navigating the rules and incentives established by others, Practical Wisdomoutlines how to identify and cultivate our own innate wisdom in our daily lives.

Barry Schwartz is Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action in the psychology department at Swarthmore College. Schwartz has published widely in scholarly journals in the field of learning and motivation. In addition, he is the author of Behaviorism, Science, and Human Nature (with Hugh Lacey), The Battle for Human Nature, and The Costs of Living.

What Wisdom Is and Why We Need It
Introduction: The Need for Wisdom
What Wisdom Is: The Janitor and the Judge
Balancing Acts: Why Wisdom Is Practical
The Machinery of Wisdom
Born to Be Wise
Thinking with Feeling: The Value of Empathy
Learning from Experience: The Machinery of Wisdom
The War on Wisdom
Ruling Out Wisdom: When Judges Stop Judging and Doctors Stop Prescribing
Eroding the Empathy to Be Wise
Right by Rote: Overstandardization and the Rise of the Canny Outlaw
The War on Will
Demoralizing Institutions
Sources of Hope
System Changers
Wisdom and Happiness
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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