What is Wisdom? Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Syntheses

  title={What is Wisdom? Cross-Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Syntheses},
  author={Roger N. Walsh},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={278 - 293}
  • R. Walsh
  • Published 1 September 2015
  • Philosophy
  • Review of General Psychology
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