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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EIGHT NEURAL PILLARS OF WISDOM
The Neural Mechanism
The Biology of Judging Right
The Biology of LovingKindness
The Gift of Perspective
Social Justice Fairness and the Wisdom
Temptation Delayed Gratification and