Wisdom

Wisdom

From Philosophy to Neuroscience

Book - 2011
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A compelling investigation into one of the most coveted and cherished ideals, "Wisdom" also chronicles the efforts of modern science to penetrate the mysterious nature of this timeless virtue.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2011, c2010
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780307389688
Branch Call Number: ANF 179.9 HAL
ANF 179.9 HAL
Characteristics: x, 333 p. ; 21 cm

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dgr Aug 07, 2012

I liked this book. An interesting examination of the subject that, because of Hall's humor, sometimes seemed like it was written by Buddy or Seymour Glass.

Something disturbing, though (and I finished it last week so some of the details are lost to me) but on page 161, Hall refers to expirements by Fehn (?) and something called TMR (?) which inhibits the ability of the subject to respond negatively and/or negotiate.

Hall sort of glazed over it but it seems to me that this is exactly the sort of thing that disturbs people about research, labs, testing- the development of tech or product that can be used to inhibit a person's ability to object and fight.

What exactly is Fehn's primary objective in the lab? Is it mind control? Population control?

Tech is scary and, in the face of it, wisdom is becoming harder and harder to find and/or hold onto.

I like that the book began with 9/11. It's always seemed to me that there was an event that didn't change people as much as it should have,

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SEELOCHAN BEHARRY
Nov 21, 2011

An excellent read which takes us to unexpected avenues and provides insights into the nature of wisdom.
Well worth the effort and time to read.

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