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Phrónêsis

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The word and concept phrónêsis is Greek. Its traditional rendering in English is ‘prudence’, from the Latin prudentia. Currently, however, ‘practical wisdom’ or ‘judgement’ is more common. The historical source for the current concept of phrónêsis is Aristotle (384–322 BC), in particular Book VI of his Nicomachean Ethics. After a brief review of some recent ...

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