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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.
Table of Contents
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
Sources of Hope
Wisdom and Happiness
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