Channel your inner Gandalf. We learn from Aristotle that practical wisdom is the glue that holds a noble character together. It’s the “executive virtue” that relies on keen moral perception to see what a particular situation calls for. Practical wisdom maintains harmony between the moral virtues such as courage, self-mastery, and justice. This podcast turns to social science, history, and literature to show how the “wisdom of wizards” can sort out the messiness of real life.