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Author Schwartz, Barry, 1946-

Title Practical wisdom : the right way to do the right thing / Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe.

Imprint New York : Riverhead Books, 2010.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  170.44 Sch95p 2010    ---  Available
 Axe Special Collections Rosen  170.44 Sch95p 2010 c.2  ---  Lib Use Only
Description 324 p. ; 24 cm.
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 -- Demoralizing institutions -- Sources of hope -- System changers -- Wisdom and happiness.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-315) and index.
Summary Identifies a loss of common-sense wisdom that has coincided with a collapsing economy, failing schools, and other setbacks, and offers recommendations to identify and cultivate wisdom by combining experience with empathy and intellect.
Subject Wisdom.
Knowledge, Theory of.
Added Author Sharpe, Kenneth.
ISBN 9781594487835

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