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Wisdom, Hall, Stephen S.

Wisdom

Authors: Hall, Stephen S.
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: PSY031000, SCI089000, PHI002000
ISBN: 9780307593092, Related ISBNs: 0307269108, 0307389685, 0307593096, 9780307269102, 9780307389688
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 352
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis:

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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