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Practical wisdom : the right way to do the right thing

Author: Barry Schwartz; Kenneth Sharpe
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2010.
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Schwartz; Kenneth Sharpe
ISBN: 9781594487835 1594487839 9781594485435 1594485437
OCLC Number: 646111798
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.
Responsibility: Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe.
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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.

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