New Book Suggestion: Practical Wisdom

This tip comes to us from Professor Jim Kelly at Notre Dame who suggested the book Practical Wisdom: The Right Way to Do The Right Thing by Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe.

From the editor’s description:

“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.” But we have forgotten how to do this. In Practical Wisdom, 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.

If anyone has had a chance to read it, we would love to see a review!

One Response

  1. This sounds like a great book for law teachers, and sounds consistent with our goal of helping students develop judgment. It’s going on my reading list! Thanks for passing along.

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