Developing Moral Wisdom

Developing Moral Wisdom

Exceptional article on the psychological concepts of categorization and framing, and how these relate to the development of practical moral reasoning skills and wisdom. Basically an overview of Practical Wisdom by Barry Schwartz

“Practical wisdom demands more than the skill to be perceptive about others. It also demands the capacity to perceive oneself—to assess what our own motives are, to admit our failures, to figure out what has worked or not and why… Such self-reflection is not always so easy when … we feel we’ve been wronged. And it’s also difficult when we’ve been wrong — thoughtless, careless, too self-interested. Being able to criticize our own certainties is often a painful struggle, demanding some courage as we try to stand back and impartially judge ourselves and our own responsibility.”

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http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/04/14/practical-wisdom-barry-schwartz

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