Practical Wisdom

Practical Wisdom

The Right Way to Do the Right Thing

By Barry Schwartz; Kenneth Sharpe

Riverhead Books, Paperback, 9781594485435, 324pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

Description
A reasoned and urgent call to embrace and protect the essential human quality that has been drummed out of our lives: wisdom.

In their provocative new book, Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe explore the insights essential to leading satisfying lives. Encouraging individuals to focus on their own personal intelligence and integrity rather than simply navigating the rules and incentives established by others, "Practical Wisdom" outlines how to identify and cultivate our own innate wisdom in our daily lives.



About the Author
Barry Schwartz is the Dorwin Cartwright Professor of Social Theory and Social Action at Swarthmore College. He is the author of several books, including The Battle for Human Nature: Science, Morality and Modern Life and The Costs of Living: How Market Freedom Erodes the Best Things in Life. His articles have appeared in many of the leading journals in his field, including the American Psychologist. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.