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Author Schwartz, Barry, 1946-

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

Publ Info New York : Riverhead Books, 2010
 CCRI-Newport  BF431 .S358 2010    AVAILABLE
 CCRI-Warwick  BF431 .S358 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  BF431 .S358 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  BF431 .S358 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  BF431 .S358 2010    DUE 10-31-14
 Wheaton Stacks  BF431 .S358 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript 324 pages ; 24 cm
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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
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-315) and index
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
LC subject Wisdom
Knowledge, Theory of
Add Author Sharpe, Kenneth
ISBN 9781594487835