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Prudence and Wisdom

in The Practices of the Self

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780226468877
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226468549 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226468549.003.0007
Prudence and Wisdom

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This chapter examines the concepts of prudence and wisdom in relation to the nature of the self. It analyzes what constitutes the identity of the self through time and how it is possible to determine that it is one and the same self despite a succession of different states. This chapter evaluates the extent to which our life as a whole becomes an object of reflection and proposes a conception of the good or flourishing life that accords with what in reality constitutes the temporal continuity of the self.

Keywords: prudence; wisdom; self; identity; reflection

Chapter.  13931 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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