This book examines if it is possible to teach wisdom. It considers how people at different times and places have engaged the age-old question of how (or whether) we can learn to live a good life, and what that life is like. Offering a range of perspectives, coverage considers Greek and Confucian philosophy; Christian, Islamic and Buddhist religion; African tradition, as well as contemporary scientific approaches to the study of wisdom.
Emphasis of the book is on whether wisdom can be taught, not on what wisdom is
Practical and personally engaging look at how people at different times and places have engaged the question of how we can learn to live a good life
Gathers together a range of perspectives never before assembled within a single volume
Includes scientific, philosophical, and religious perspectives on wisdom usually considered separately