We all recognize wisdom, but defining it is more elusive. In this fascinating journey from philosophy to science, Stephen S. Hall gives us a penetrating history of wisdom, from its sudden emergence in the fifth century B.C. to its modern manifestations in education, politics, and the workplace. Hall’s bracing exploration of the science of wisdom allows us to see this ancient virtue with fresh eyes, yet also makes clear that despite modern science’s most powerful efforts, wisdom continues to elude easy understanding.
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Review: Wisdom: From Philosophy to NeuroscienceUser Review - Goodreads
This is a dense, weighty book. It discusses biology and neurobiology as it relates to decision making and "wisdom", and also gives a historical overview to writings and beliefs about wisdom. It is a ...
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INteresting concept - a little too much like a research tome for me. Read full review
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