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 - Leif Denti - Goodreads
I found it to be very heavy on the neurological explanations/underpinnings for wisdom, which I find to be moderately interesting. Personally I would have liked more philosophy. It's still worth a read. Read full review
Review: Wisdom: From Philosophy to NeuroscienceUser Review - Danna - Goodreads
Attempted to read at the request of a friend and found myself too frustrated with the padding and the subject matter itself I couldn't finish. It's philosophy dressed up for science. Not for me. Read full review
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