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An Appeal for Practical Wisdom from Neuronarrative

This is a video of Barry Schwartz speaking about the appeal of practical wisdom in opposition of bureaucracy.

“Aristotle said that practical wisdom is the combination of “moral will and moral skill.” In this TED lecture, psychologist Barry Schwartz makes an engaging appeal for practical wisdom as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy (”a society at war with wisdom”). He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world. Roughly 20 minutes long and well worth the time.”

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April 2, 2009 - Posted by | Videos and Podcasts, Wisdom Blog posts

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