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Practical wisdom : the right way to do the right thing

Author: Barry Schwartz; Kenneth Sharpe
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Riverhead trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
The authors explore the insights essential to leading satisfying lives. Encouraging individuals to focus on their own personal intelligence and integrity rather than simply navigating the rules and incentives established by others, "Practical Wisdom" outlines how to identify and cultivate innate wisdom in one's daily life.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barry Schwartz; Kenneth Sharpe
ISBN: 1594485437 9781594485435
OCLC Number: 984797351
Description: 324 p. : il. ; 23 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.

Abstract:

The authors explore the insights essential to leading satisfying lives. Encouraging individuals to focus on their own personal intelligence and integrity rather than simply navigating the rules and incentives established by others, "Practical Wisdom" outlines how to identify and cultivate innate wisdom in one's daily life.
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