The Heart of Judgment: Practical Wisdom, Neuroscience, and Narrative

The Heart of Judgment: Practical Wisdom, Neuroscience, and Narrative

by Leslie Paul Thiele
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521248914

ISBN-13: 9780521248914

Pub. Date: 12/23/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521248914
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/23/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. An intellectual history of judgment; 2. The indispensability of experience; 3. The power of the unconscious; 4. The imperative of affect; 5. The riches of narrative; Conclusion.

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