Practical Wisdom

Practical Wisdom

The Right Way to Do the Right Thing

Book - 2010
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A reasoned yet urgent call to embrace and protect the essential, practical human quality that has been drummed out of our lives- wisdom.

It's in our nature to want to succeed. It's also human nature to want to do right. But we've lost how to balance the two. How do we get it back?

Practical Wisdom can help. 'Practical wisdom' is the essential human quality that combines the fruits of our individual experiences with our empathy and intellect-an aim that Aristotle identified millennia ago. It's learning 'the right way to do the right thing in a particular circumstance, with a particular person, at a particular time.' But we have forgotten how to do this. In Practical Wisdom, Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe illuminate how to get back in touch with our wisdom- how to identify it, cultivate it, and enact it, and how to make ourselves healthier, wealthier, and wiser.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2010.
ISBN: 9781594487835
1594487839
Branch Call Number: 170.44 Schwartz 12/2010
Characteristics: 324 p. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sharpe, Kenneth

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"Practical wisdom" is the essential human quality that combines the fruits of our individual experiences with our empathy and intellect. It's learning "the right way to do the right thing in a particular circumstance, with a particular person, at a particular time." But we hav... Read More »


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