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Practical Wisdom

Sarah Broadie

in Ethics with Aristotle

Published in print January 1994 | ISBN: 9780195085600
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833108 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195085604.003.0004
Practical Wisdom

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The main topics are Aristotle on the structure and psychology of rational choice (prohairesis); on practice and production; on practical versus theoretical truth; on particulars as the sphere of practice; on ends and means in deliberation; and on the relation of character and intelligence in practical wisdom. The chapter argues against “Grand End” interpretations of this Aristotelian virtue.

Keywords: Aristotle; character; deliberation; grand end; intelligence; means–ends; particulars; practical truth; practical wisdom; practice; production; rational choice; theoretical truth

Chapter.  55244 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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