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Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do the Right Thing

Barry Schwartz & Kenneth Sharpe.
Item #: D13300
Format: Paperback
Pages/Publication Date: 324 / 2011
Publisher: Riverhead
ISBN: 9781594485435
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It's in our nature to want to succeed, and it's also human nature to want to do right. But we've lost how to balance the two, so how do we get it back? Practical wisdom is the essential human quality that combines the fruits of our individual experiences with our empathy and intellect, an aim that Aristotle identified millennia ago. It's learning the right way to do the right thing in a particular circumstance, with a particular person, at a particular time. Citing the ancient Greeks but also numerous contemporary examples, Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe illuminate how to get back in touch with our wisdom: how to identify it, cultivate it, and enact it, and how to make ourselves healthier, wealthier, and wiser.


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