Ideas | Feb 27, 2013 | 54:00

A Word to the Wise - Part 1

Times have changed. So has the study of wisdom. Philosophers, make room for the scientists! In this two-part series, Marilyn Powell talks to psychologists, sociologists, neuroscientists - and the wise that dwell among us - about a very old topic. What th

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