Practical Wisdom: A Mundane Account

Show simple item record Hursthouse, Rosalind en 2012-02-29T22:23:45Z en 2006-06 en
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 106(1):285-309 Jun 2006 en
dc.identifier.issn 0066-7374 en
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dc.description.abstract The prevailing accounts of Aristotle's view of practical wisdom pay little attention to all the intellectual capacities discussed in Nicomachean Ethics Book 6. They also contrast the phronimos with the wicked, the continent or the incontinent, rather than with those who have ‘natural virtue’ (innate or habituated), and thereby they neglect the importance of experience, through which those capacities are acquired. When we consider them, we can see what sort of experience is needed and hence what sort aspirants to full virtue should be trying to acquire. It turns out that much of the knowledge such experience yields is just plain worldly knowledge. But it is not to be despised on that account. The phronimos must meet a threshold of knowledge that he will, indeed, share with some of the wicked, but will have a superior version that goes beyond theirs. en
dc.publisher Wiley-Blackwell en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society en
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dc.title Practical Wisdom: A Mundane Account en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2006.00149.x en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 285 en
pubs.volume 106 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Wiley-Blackwell en
pubs.end-page 309 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 69351 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2010-09-01 en

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