Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience

June 07, 2010

Defining wisdom is often much more difficult than recognizing it. Today on Focus, we're joined by science writer Stephen Hall, who in his new book Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience discusses the history of wisdom in a range of fields. On the show, we'll talk about how modern manifestations of wisdom differ from those in the past, and how while the concept has been backed up by modern science, it continues to elude easy understanding.

Guest: Stephen S. Hall (award-winning science writer; Adjunct Faculty at the Journalism School of Columbia University; and author of Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience)