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Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience
 
 
Author
Stephen S. Hall.
Publisher Knopf  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 6.7 x 1.4 inches
ISBN 9780307269102
Pages/Publication Date 333/2010
Daedalus Item Code 23424
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In this journey from philosophy to science, the author of Merchants of Immortality gives us a dramatic history of wisdom, from its sudden emergence in four different locations (Greece, China, Israel, and India) in the 5th century BC to its modern manifestations in education, politics, and the workplace. Stephen Hall explains how revelatory work in the last 50 years by psychologists, economists, and neuroscientists has begun to shed light on the biology of cognitive traits long associated with wisdom—and, in doing so, begun to suggest how we might cultivate it.

"Wisdom is a golden-ticket tour of the human mind, in all its dimensions, led by one of the most insightful and trustworthy science journalists we've ever had. This book is a feast, not a snack. Get ready to digest more smart brain science than you ever thought possible."—David Shenk

 
 
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