Wisdom Course Reading Schedule
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- First Day Information
- Preliminary Discussion of Wisdom
- Small Group Discussion Task
- Hall, Chapters 1: “What is Wisdom?”
- Robinson, “Wisdom through the Ages”
- Discussion of Philosophical Methods
- Hall, Chapter 2, "The Wisest Man in the World"
- Osbeck and Robinson, “Philosophical Theories of Wisdom, up to p. 70
- Labouvie-Vief, “Wisdom As Intergrated Thought: Historical and Developmental Perspectives”
- Clayton, V., and J. E. Birren. “The Development of Wisdom Across the Life Span”
- Carstensen, “The Influence of a Sense of Time on Human Development”
- Ardelt, “Wisdom and Satisfaction in Old Age”
- Birren, James E. and Svensson, Cheryl M., “Wisdom in History” (from p. 12-29)
- Hall, Chapter 3, “Heart and Mind: The Psychological Roots of Wisdom”
- Hall, Chapter 4, “Emotional Regulation: The Art of Coping” (Begins a section of Hall: “Neural Pillars of Wisdom”)
- Baltes, P. B, and Jacqui Smith. “Toward a Psychology of Wisdom and Its Ontogenesis.” (Sternberg) This is your primary introduction to the Berlin Wisdom Paradigm.
- Baltes, Paul B., and Alexandra M. Freund. “The Intermarriage of Wisdom and Selective Optimization With Compensation.”
- Kunzman, Ute and Paul Baltes. “The Psychology of Wisdom: Theoretical and Empirical Challenges.”
- Hall, Chapter 6, “Moral Reasoning: The Biology of Judging Right from Wrong”
- Haidt, Jonathan. “The Emotional Dog and Its Rational Tail: A Social Intuitionist Approach to Moral Judgement.”
- Hall, Chapters 7 and 8: “Compassion: The Biology of Loving-Kindness” and “Humility: The Gift of Perspective”
- Sideritis, Chapter 2, "Early Buddhism: Basic Teaching"
- Pali Canon, “The Greater Discourse on the Destruction of Craving”
- Ricard, Matthieu. Chapter 6, The Alchemy of Suffering" & 7 "The Veils of the Ego"
- Hall, Chapter 5. “Knowing What's Important: The Neural Mechanism of Establishing Value and Making a Judgement”
- Gilbert, Daniel. TED Talk. [href=“http://new.ted.com/talks/dan_gilbert_researches_happiness Why We Make Bad Decisions]
- Sternberg, “Wisdom and its relations to intelligence and creativity” (recommended)
- Hall, Chapters 12 and 13: “Youth, Adversity, and Resilience: The seeds of wisdom”
- Epictetus, Enchiridion
- Long, “Epictetus in his Time and Place” (recommended)
- Boyd and Richerson. “Culture and the evolution of human cooperation.”"
- Wilson, David Sloan, “Chapter 4: The Secular Utility of Religion”
- Sosis, Richard. “The Adaptive Value of Religious Ritual.”
- Haidt, Jonathan, “Divinity with or without God,” The Happiness Hypothesis.
- Hall, Chapter 9, "Altruism: Social Justice, Fairness, and the Wisdom of Punishment"
- Edgerton, from “Sick Societies”, Chapter 2 (Chapter 1 if you have time).
- Estes, Daniel. “Proverbs.” from, Handbook on the Wisdom Books and Psalms
- Proverbs (read through any translation)
- Song of Solomon
- Wilson, Timothy. “Chapter 8: Introspection and Self-Narratives” in Strangers to Ourselves
- Wilson, “Chapter 9: Looking Outward to Know Ourselves”
- Wilson, Timothy. “Chapter 10: Observing and Changing Our Behavior,” in Strangers to Ourselves
- Go back to later part of “Emo Dog” on social cognition, pp. 826-830.
- Student conferences and paper workshops