Wisdom From Philosophy to Neuroscience

ISBN-10: 0307389685

ISBN-13: 9780307389688

Edition: 2011

Authors: Stephen S. Hall

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List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

STEPHEN S. HALL is the author of Merchants of Immortality and three other acclaimed works of science reportage. He writes frequently for the New York Times Magazine, Discover, and other magazines. He is 5'53⁄4" and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his 5'9" wife and their two average-size children.

Wisdom Defined (Sort of)
What Is Wisdom?
The Wisest Man in the World: The Philosophical Roots of Wisdom
Heart and Mind: The Psychological Roots of Wisdom
Eight Neural Pillars of Wisdom
Emotional Regulation: The Art of Coping
Knowing What's Important: The Neural Mechanism of Establishing Value and Making a Judgment
Moral Reasoning: The Biology of Judging Right from Wrong
Compassion: The Biology of Loving-Kindness and Empathy
Humility: The Gift of Perspective
Altruism: Social Justice, Fairness, and the Wisdom of Punishment
Patience: Temptation, Delayed Gratification, and the Biology of Learning to Wait for Larger Rewards
Dealing with Uncertainty: Change, "Meta-Wisdom," and the Vulcanization of the Human Brain
Becoming Wise
Youth, Adversity, and Resilience: The Seeds of Wisdom
Older and Wiser: The Wisdom of Aging
Classroom, Boardroom, Bedroom, Back Room: Everyday Wisdom in Our Everyday World
Dare to Be Wise: Does Wisdom Have a Future?
Acknowledgments: Confucius Says
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