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  • Practical wisdom and why we need to value it

    by David Blockley, Oxford University Press blog “Some people who do not possess theoretical knowledge are more effective in action (especially if they are experienced) than others who do possess it.” Aristotle was referring, in his Nicomachean Ethics , to an attribute called practical wisdom – a quality...
     Posted by: brendah
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  • Wisdom and the Origins of Moral Knowledge (2019)

    Abstract: Aristotle presents his Nicomachean Ethics and Politics as an ordered pair comprising political science (hê politikê epistêmê), suggesting an axiomatic structure of theorems that are demonstratively deduced from first principles. He holds that this systematic knowledge of ethical and legislative...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • Virtue and the Law: Classical Perspectives (2015)

    Abstract: Classical thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Aquinas, and Machiavelli developed a perspective that insisted that a primary function of law was to nurture the souls of citizens. Although these thinkers disagree somewhat as to what the primary virtues citizens should embody, they joined...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: jlmatelski
  • The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education: Historical Sources and Contemplative Practices (2014)

    Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education. Modern scholarship has struggled to come to terms with the meaning of wisdom and its significance in the field of education. This book examines the importance of pursuing wisdom in schools by turning to ancient and medieval sources for clarification...
    (My publication) Posted by: sdsteel
  • Phronesis and moral education: Treading beyond the truisms (2014)

    Abstract: Whereas most latter-day Aristotelian approaches to moral education highlight the early habituation phase of moral development, they rarely have much to say, beyond truisms from the Nicomachean ethics , about the ultimate Aristotelian goal of cultivating fully fledged phronesis . The aim of...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Civic Laughter: Aristotle and the Political Virtue of Humor (2013)

    Abstract: While the loss of the second book of the Poetics has deprived us of Aristotle’s most extensive account of laughter and comedy, his discussion of eutrapelia (wittiness) as a virtue in his ethical works and in the Rhetoric points toward the importance of humor for his ethical and political thought...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Wisdom revisited: A case study in normative theorizing (2011)

    Abstract: Extensive discussions of practical wisdom are relatively rare in the philosophical literature these days. This is strange given the theoretical and practical importance of wisdom and, indeed, the etymology of the word “philosophy”. In this paper, we remedy this inattention by proposing a methodology...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
  • Being a Good Ruler in a Deviant Community: Aristotle's Account of the Polity (2011)

    By Elena Irrera Abstract: In 'Politics' III, 4.1277a15-16 Aristotle presents 'phronesis' as the characteristic excellence of the good ruler. Difficulties arise when we consider that, on his view, a good ruler should 'always' be loyal to his constitution ('Politics' V,...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • Politics and Persons (2006)

    The author discusses the role of politics in human activities. She explores several views on politics. She looks at the political interpretations of notable political thinkers, such as Plato and Aristotle. She traces the historical origins of the denial of human nature. She stresses that people are beings...
    (My publication) Posted by: jelshtain
  • Knowledge and imagination in fiction and autobiography (2006)

    Autobiographies are particularly interesting in the context of moral philosophy because they offer us rare and extended examples of how other people think, feel and reflect, which is of crucial importance in the development of phronesis (practical wisdom ). In this article, Martha Nussbaum's use...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: brendah
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  • The Rosewood Report: Questions about Wisdom, Part 1

    By Valerie Tiberius At end the of July, 2010, a small group of philosophers and psychologists met at the Rosewood Inn in Hastings, Minnesota to talk about wisdom. The workshop included five sessions. The first four sessions were organized around presentations by a philosopher and a psychologist on the...
     Posted by: Anna Gomberg
  • How are happiness and wisdom related?

    “Defining Wisdom” is an interdisciplinary research program within the Arete Initiative at The University of Chicago. Twenty groups of researchers from a wide range of disciplines have been awarded two-year grants under the program to investigate the nature and benefits of wisdom. As a group, we have...
     Posted by: wattawa
  • Wisdom and Tradition: Aristotle

    As a philosophical concept and cultural ideal, wisdom has enjoyed a long history. It has also acquired a prestige such that one cannot speak of “bad wisdom” or “undesirable wisdom.” Wisdom is good – and where it is lacking, the lack is always regretted. Part of what makes wisdom prestigious is its elusive...
     Posted by: wattawa
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