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  • If You Want Public Justice, Practice Private Virtue

    by Susanna Hoffman, The Federalist John F. Kennedy’s famous line, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” perfectly illustrates Aristotle’s definition of justice. The Greek philosopher himself described justice as a “public virtue,” one that implies each member...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: UnCut Interview with john a. powell

    Watch this video and other Conversations on Wisdom videos on the Uchicago Wisdom Research Channel! As an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties, john a. powell is known for his work in a wide range of issues including race, ethnicity, poverty, and democracy...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Mindfulness Learned from Testifying as an Expert Witness

    July 1, 2013 By Edward "Ted" Siedle, Forbes.com It may be difficult to imagine that testifying as an expert witness in litigation could offer a lesson in awareness, or “mindfulness,” considered in the teachings of the Buddha to be of great importance in the path to enlightenment. Late last...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Never Mind What People Believe—How Can We Change What They Do? A Chat with Robert Cialdini

    by David Roberts from Grist "When it comes to energy, policymakers are often confronted with human behavior that seems irrational, unpredictable, or unmanageable. Advocates for energy efficiency in particular are plagued by the gap between what it would make sense for people to do and what they...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Spotlight on Science Diplomacy

    by Lorna Casselton and James Wilsdon for Seed Magazine "Last week, top scientists from more than 100 countries gathered in London for one of the biggest scientific meetings of the year: the InterAcademy Panel. Hosted by the Royal Society as part of its 350th anniversary celebrations, the Panel brings...
     Posted by: nick stock
  • Justice, Wisdom and the Law School Curriculum

    On the Legal Profession Blog, Jeff Lipshaw discusses the relationships of concepts like justice and wisdom to the practice and teaching of law. "There's a theory in cognitive science ( Mark Turner 's, primarily, but I have to continue reading to know how he and Gilles Fauconnier collaborate...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Global Legal Pluralism

    By Sandra Day O'Connor | Social Science Research Network "This Article grapples with the complexities of law in a world of hybrid legal spaces, where a single act or actor is potentially regulated by multiple legal or quasi-legal regimes. In order to conceptualize this world, I introduce literature...
     Posted by: A. J. Stasic
  • The Empathy Nominee

    "In making Sonia Sotomayor his first nominee for the Supreme Court yesterday, President Obama appears to have found the ideal match for his view that personal experience and cultural identity are the better part of judicial wisdom..." Read the full article at The Wall Street Journal Photo by...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • It's the Media, Not Juveniles, Who Are Delinquent: A Panic About Names

    Defining Wisdom grantee John Pfaff critiques a recent paper entitled " First Names and Crime: Does Unpopularity Spell Trouble? ," written by two economists at Shippensburg University, David Karlist and Daniel Lee, in the Huffington Post. The article claims that there is a relationship between...
     Posted by: wattawa
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  • Wisdom and reason in law (2017)

    Abstract: Some three decades ago, upon taking a job at the University of Colorado, I read some of the work of my new colleague Robert Nagel. One short but trenchant essay - one that I have pondered and cited repeatedly in the years since - was called "Rationalism in Constitutional Law." 1 In...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Sonia Sotomayor: Role Model of Empathy and Purposeful Ambition (2013)

    Abstract: This book review essay discusses U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's 2013 memoir, My Beloved World . In her memoir, Justice Sotomayor expressly acknowledges that she is a public role model and embraces this responsibility by making herself accessible to a broad audience. As a public...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • An Empirical Study of Supreme Court Justice Pre-Appointment Experience (2012)

    Abstract: This study compares the years of experience that preceded appointment to the Supreme Court for each Justice. The study seeks to demonstrate that the background experiences of the Roberts Court Justices are quite different from the Justices of earlier Supreme Courts and to persuade the reader...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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  • Conversations on Wisdom: john a. powell

    By Jean Matelski Boulware As an internationally recognized expert in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties, john a. powell is known for his work in a wide range of issues including race, ethnicity, poverty, and democracy. He is the Executive Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Conversations on Wisdom: Barry Schwartz

    By Jean Matelski Boulware As a professor of psychology at Swarthmore College for 45 years, Barry Schwartz, PhD has focused his work on decision making, wisdom, and work satisfaction. His interests lie in the intersection between economics, morality and psychology. As one of the most notable public scholars...
     Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Wisdom in Understanding the Language of Law

    By Howard C. Nusbaum When I taught an undergraduate class on wisdom research at the University of Chicago a couple of years ago, students often conceptualized wisdom in terms of wise advice. This is generally a common idea about wisdom. Rather than thinking of wisdom in Aristotelian terms of wise action...
     Posted by: brendah
  • Could an 'explicit wisdom perspective' advance interdisciplinary research?

    The Defining Wisdom project was born from a concern that talk of wisdom has disappeared from a wide range of academic disciplines, and to their detriment. That wisdom has departed from the conversation is certainly true in the two worlds in which I work, economics and the law. In this post I want to...
     Posted by: wattawa
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