Practical Wisdom Book
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Practical Wisdom


  • Author : Barry Schwartz
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2010-12-30
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101475188

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Practical Wisdom Excerpt :

A reasoned yet urgent call to embrace and protect the essential, practical human quality that has been drummed out of our lives: wisdom. It's in our nature to want to succeed. It's also human nature to want to do right. But we've lost how to balance the two. How do we get it back? Practical Wisdom can help. "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.

Practical Wisdom Book

Practical Wisdom


  • Author : Mario De Caro
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-06-29
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000406054

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Practical Wisdom Excerpt :

Featuring original essays from leading scholars in philosophy and psychology, this volume investigates and rethinks the role of practical wisdom in light of the most recent developments in virtue theory and moral, social and developmental psychology. The concept of phronesis has long held a prominent place in the development of Aristotelian virtue ethics and moral education. However, the nature and development of phronesis is still in need of investigation, especially because of the new insights that in recent years have come from both philosophy and science. The essays in this volume contribute to the debate about practical wisdom by elucidating its role in empirical psychology and advancing important new research questions. They address various topics related to practical wisdom and its development, including honesty, ecocentric phronesis, social cognitive theory, practical wisdom in limited-information contexts, Whole Trait Theory, skill models, the reciprocity of virtue, and challenges from situationism. Practical Wisdom will interest researchers and advanced students working in virtue ethics, moral psychology, and moral education.

Practical Wisdom  Leadership and Culture Book

Practical Wisdom Leadership and Culture


  • Author : Ali Intezari
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429619267

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Practical Wisdom Leadership and Culture Excerpt :

Despite the growing attention towards the importance of practical wisdom in business today, little research has been done about the concept of practical wisdom in the Indigenous, Asian and Middle-Eastern traditions. Contemporary studies of wisdom are dominated by the philosophical traditions of Western thought, which is based on the ancient Greek concepts of wisdom. Much less is known about how practical wisdom, as illuminated by these other traditions, can be implemented in today’s organizational settings. This book thus fills an important gap in understanding wisdom and how it is applied in a poly-cultural world. Wisdom is culturally bound. Wisdom is poly-cultural and interweaves individuality and communality. Practical wisdom is inextricably connected to many needs of contemporary personal and professional life. Moreover, the increasingly growing poly-culturality around the world requires a better understanding of how practical wisdom is understood in different cultures and traditions. Accordingly, there is a need for a) poly-cultural understanding of the concept of wisdom and b) the role of practical wisdom in a world crying out for wisdom. This book underlines the importance of developing a poly-cultural and interdisciplinary understanding of the concept of practical wisdom in today’s complex environment. The book offers significant insight into the implications of the non-Western traditions of wisdom and how such an understanding of the non-Western traditions can help us better and more critically understand and appropriately address new multi-faceted complex emerging phenomena. While the Western traditions offer valuable insight into the implication of wisdom in modern life, an integrated view that brings together the Western and non-Western traditions can provide a more critical and practical insight into how to apply practical wisdom in a contemporary poly-cultural environment.

A Handbook of Practical Wisdom Book

A Handbook of Practical Wisdom


  • Author : Dr David J Pauleen
  • Publisher : Gower Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2013-08-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781409474692

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A Handbook of Practical Wisdom Excerpt :

The current financial and on-going ecological crises have taught us that without practical wisdom, business, organisations and leadership cannot be sustainable. In response to this situation, the Handbook of Practical Wisdom presents a critically informed understanding of wise practices, contributing to more integrative organizational and leadership studies and practice. The focus on integration emphasises the interdependencies of practical wisdom in relation to members, groups and cultures of organisations in their socio-cultural spheres. Wisdom has long slipped from the scholarly map, and so this handbook provides revived and new mappings for today and the future. Seeking to actualize creative potentials of practical wisdom, this book and series aspires to contribute to the contemporary odysseys and quests for orientation in organisation and management research and practice. Wisdom research, as presented in this book, provides bridges to underestimated, neglected or forgotten knowledge and offers transformative passages between Scylla - the rocks of dogmatic modernity - and Charybdis - the whirlpool of dispersed post-modernity. Practical wisdom allows for a better equipped and more experiential and reflexive journey and fosters the art of mindful travelling, beyond a reactive, moralizing sentimentalism. Accordingly, this handbook serves as a medium for reassessing and rearticulating more responsible ways of ‘praxis’ in the field of organization and management. In this spirit, each chapter opens a space for dialogue and debate, inviting further inquiries, conversations and explorations by and among its readers: students, academics and practitioners.

Practical Wisdom Book

Practical Wisdom


  • Author : Peter D. Eckel
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620368411

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Practical Wisdom Excerpt :

This series of essays written for trustees and administrative leaders of universities and colleges draws on the authors’ extensive consulting experience, research into the dynamics of boards, and service as trustees, to focus on practical insights that will help readers improve governance. The authors have contributed a series of essays on governing well to Inside Higher Education, which formed the inspiration for this volume. The primary aim of the book is to provide insight that boards can use to enhance their governing practices. The author’s take is not a “how to do” book but rather one on “how to think.” Their basic premise is that too many boards are underperforming because they adopt or continue ineffective practices. However, thinking in more intentional if not new ways about not only what they do as boards, but how they go about their efforts, will help boards add value to the institutions and state systems they govern. The authors use thought provoking-titles and a conversational tone to engage the readers, get them to reflect on their work, and broaden their horizons.

Teaching Critical Thinking Book

Teaching Critical Thinking


  • Author : bell hooks
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-02-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135263492

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Teaching Critical Thinking Excerpt :

In Teaching Critical Thinking, renowned cultural critic and progressive educator bell hooks addresses some of the most compelling issues facing teachers in and out of the classroom today. In a series of short, accessible, and enlightening essays, hooks explores the confounding and sometimes controversial topics that teachers and students have urged her to address since the publication of the previous best-selling volumes in her Teaching series, Teaching to Transgress and Teaching Community. The issues are varied and broad, from whether meaningful teaching can take place in a large classroom setting to confronting issues of self-esteem. One professor, for example, asked how black female professors can maintain positive authority in a classroom without being seen through the lens of negative racist, sexist stereotypes. One teacher asked how to handle tears in the classroom, while another wanted to know how to use humor as a tool for learning. Addressing questions of race, gender, and class in this work, hooks discusses the complex balance that allows us to teach, value, and learn from works written by racist and sexist authors. Highlighting the importance of reading, she insists on the primacy of free speech, a democratic education of literacy. Throughout these essays, she celebrates the transformative power of critical thinking. This is provocative, powerful, and joyful intellectual work. It is a must read for anyone who is at all interested in education today.

Christian Practical Wisdom Book

Christian Practical Wisdom


  • Author : Dorothy C. Bass
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-05-05
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467445061

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Christian Practical Wisdom Excerpt :

In this richly collaborative work, five distinguished scholars examine the oft-neglected embodied practical wisdom that is essential for true theological understanding and faithful Christian living. After first showing what Christian practical wisdom is and does in several real-life situations, the authors tell why such practical wisdom matters and how it operates, exploring reasons behind its decline in both the academy and the church and setting forth constructive cases for its renewal.

Law s Practical Wisdom Book

Law s Practical Wisdom


  • Author : Katerina Sideri
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 0754646203

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Law s Practical Wisdom Excerpt :

This book presents a theory of law making in the European Union, focusing on new governance structures which promote deliberation, proceduralization, and dialogue. The empirical substantiation of the argument is premised on case studies from the EU, such as the Information Society Directive, domain name dispute resolution by ICANN, Internet filters, and the proposal for a Directive on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions.

The Graduate s Book of Practical Wisdom Book

The Graduate s Book of Practical Wisdom


  • Author : C Andrew Millard
  • Publisher : Wordclay
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN 10 : 9781600375583

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The Graduate s Book of Practical Wisdom Excerpt :

Featuring concise yet pertinent life lessons, this wise and trusty resource is perfect for the young person making the transition to adulthood.

Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology Book

Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology


  • Author : Nikunj Dalal
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317076599

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Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology Excerpt :

The dramatic recent advances and emergent trends in technologies have brought to the fore many vital and challenging questions and dilemmas for leaders and organizations. These are issues that call for a critical, insightful examination of key questions such as: are modern technologies beneficial or problematic for the well-being of individuals, organizations, and societies at large; why do we seem to feel more disconnected in an age of technological connectivity; can organizations reduce technology-induced stresses and find ways to enable the mindful use of technologies and how can organizations, governments and societies manage the use of technologies wisely? Such questions, when explored from various perspectives of wisdom, can yield significant insights, increase awareness of the issues, deepen the dialogue and help redesign an increasingly technology-driven future. However, there is little researched published material available on such questions and issues. Practical Wisdom in the Age of Technology: Insights, Issues and Questions for a New Millennium will provide a space to engage in thought-provoking dialogue and critical reflection on a variety of themes linking technology and practical wisdom. It will offer a foundation for exploration, inquiry, engagement, and discussion among organizational, political and social leaders, technology professionals, information systems academicians, wisdom researchers, managers, philosophers of technology, and other practitioners.

The Heart of Judgment Book

The Heart of Judgment


  • Author : Leslie Paul Thiele
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-09-04
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139458962

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The Heart of Judgment Excerpt :

The Heart of Judgment explores the nature, historical significance, and continuing relevance of practical wisdom. Primarily a work in moral and political thought, it also relies extensively on research in cognitive neuroscience to confirm and extend our understanding of the faculty of judgment. Ever since the ancient Greeks first discussed practical wisdom, the faculty of judgment has been an important topic for philosophers and political theorists. It remains one of the virtues most demanded of our public officials. The greater the liberties and responsibilities accorded to citizens in democratic regimes, the more the health and welfare of society rest upon their exercise of good judgment. While giving full credit to the roles played by reason and deliberation in good judgment, the book underlines the central importance of intuition, emotion, and worldly experience.

Money Magic Book

Money Magic


  • Author : Jessie Susannah Karnatz
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2021-12-05
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781797210360

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Money Magic Excerpt :

This fun-to-read guide to personal finance features a combination of practical advice and mystical rituals designed to help you manifest your money goals. Using a simple seven-step system, financial coach Jessie Susannah Karnatz—aka the Money Witch—provides an easy-to-follow method to take control of your money with clarity and confidence (plus a few crystals!). Discover how to assess your financial landscape, overcome emotional blocks to success, and create an action plan for achieving your financial desires, plus self-care rituals and confidence-boosting meditations that encourage a money-making mindset. Written with warmth and humor and brimming with expert wisdom and opulent illustrations, Money Magic makes a perfect gift for recent graduates, modern mystics, and anyone who wants to afford the life they dream of. A FRESH APPROACH TO PERSONAL FINANCE: Money Magic goes beyond traditional financial advice, offering a holistic approach to financial health that combines practical tools with empowering self-care rituals so that people can better understand their emotions around money and build a healthy, confident relationship to their finances. INVITING AND ACCESSIBLE: Written with warmth and encouragement, and free of judgment, Money Magic makes it easy to start planning for financial freedom, whether readers want to pay off debt, boost their bank account, or get paid more at work. The short, accessible entries and easy-to-follow sidebars make personal finance fun and engaging. AUTHORATATIVE AUTHOR: As a practicing witch and a financial coach, Jessie Susannah Karnatz (aka The Money Witch) has more than a decade of experience combining witchy wisdom with financial know-how to empower her clients to achieve their financial goals. Drawing on her years as a bookkeeper and work coaching clients, she is uniquely equipped to help readers achieve financial stability through a mixture of self-care and practical decision-making. BEAUTIFUL TO GIFT AND DISPLAY: Delivered in

Theorising Civil Society Peacebuilding Book

Theorising Civil Society Peacebuilding


  • Author : Emily E. Stanton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-06-25
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000396546

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Theorising Civil Society Peacebuilding Excerpt :

Using empirical qualitative research, this book conceptualises and demonstrates the value of local practical knowledge for peacebuilding in the context of Northern Ireland. There are increasing calls to involve local people to ensure legitimacy, relevance, and sustainability when seeking to build peace and transform violent conflict. However, as peacebuilding becomes increasingly professionalised, this raises fundamental questions about whose knowledge matters for building peace and what kind of knowledge matters. Seeking to address these questions and to learn from applied practice, this book provides a qualitative empirical research study, investigating 40 practitioners active in conflict transformation at a grassroots level in Northern Ireland over 50 years. This research led not only to recapturing lost knowledge from practitioners, but also to a neglected ‘virtue’ – the Aristotelian concept of practical wisdom, phronesis. This book argues that phronesis has deepened our understanding of why ‘local’ practical knowledge is vitally important and calls for its global rediscovery as knowledge necessary for building sustainable peace. This book will be of much interest to practioners and students in the fields of peacebuilding, conflict resolution, philosophy, and British and Irish politics.

Phronesis as Professional Knowledge Book

Phronesis as Professional Knowledge


  • Author : Elizabeth Anne Kinsella
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-07-30
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN 10 : 9789460917318

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Phronesis as Professional Knowledge Excerpt :

Phronesis is the Aristotelian notion of practical wisdom. In this collected series, phronesis is explored as an alternate way of considering professional knowledge. In the present context dominated by technical rationalities and instrumentalist approaches, a re-examination of the concept of phronesis offers a fundamental re-visioning of the educational aims in professional schools and continuing professional education programs. This book originated from a conversation amongst an interdisciplinary group of scholars from education, health, philosophy, and sociology, who share concerns that something of fundamental importance – of moral signi?cance – is missing from the vision of what it means to be a professional. The contributors consider the ways in which phronesis offers a generative possibility for reconsidering the professional knowledge of practitioners. The question at the centre of this inquiry is: “If we take phronesis seriously as an organising framework for professional knowledge, what are the implications for professional education and practice?” A multiplicity of understandings emerge as to what is meant by phronesis and how it might be reinterpreted, understood, applied, and extended in a world radically different to that of the progenitor of the term, Aristotle. For those concerned with professional life this is a conversation not to be missed.