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Schwartz, Barry, 1946-
Practical wisdom : the right way to do the right thing / Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe
New York : Riverhead Books, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  BF431 .S358 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Wisdom
Subject Knowledge (Musician)
Physical 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
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [291]-315) and index
Alternate Author Sharpe, Kenneth

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