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Author Schwartz, Barry, 1946-

Title Practical wisdom : the right way to do the right thing / Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe.

Publication Info. New York : Riverhead Books, 2010.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Nonfiction  170.44 SCH    AVAILABLE
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Description 324 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [291]-315) and index.
Contents What wisdom is and why we need it -- Introductio n: 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.
Subject Wisdom.
Added Author Sharpe, Kenneth.
ISBN 9781594487835
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