A HANDBOOK OF WISDOM
Psychological Perspectives

Edited by ROBERT STERNBERG and JENNIFER JORDAN
406pp FIGS TABLES 2005 LIST PRICE: £25.99 (P) Y028

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A topic ignored in mainstream scientific inquiry for decades, wisdom is beginning to return to the place of reverence that it held in ancient schools of intellectual study. This is a collection of studies exploring wisdom's promise for helping scholars and lay people to understand the apex of human thought and behaviour. It presents analysis and review on a form of reasoning and decision-making that is not only productive and prudent, but also serves a beneficial purpose for society. Written from multiple perspectives, including psychology, philosophy and religion, the book gives the reader an in-depth understanding of wisdom's past, present and possible future direction within literature, science and society.