Wisdom

From Philosophy to Neuroscience

By Stephen S. Hall
(Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307389688, 333pp.)

Publication Date: March 8, 2011

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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.




About the Author
STEPHEN S. HALL is the author of Merchants of Immortality and three other acclaimed works of science reportage. He writes frequently for the New York Times Magazine, Discover, and other magazines. He is 5 53⁄4 and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his 5 9 wife and their two average-size children.
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