Aristotle phronesis

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Philosophy

 

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Jane R

 

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November 2, 2012

 

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University

 

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Of the two different intellectual virtues that Aristotle speaks of, wisdom is more of a scientific knowledge, it is the type of knowledge that would be expected of an intellect. While phronesis is not a virtue acquired through an education or books, it is more of a virtue that is learned and built from social interaction and real life experiences...
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Phronesis is a wisdom that somebody with no schooling can be adept at, it is the ability to make good judgments and decisions throughout life. When thinking of Phronesis, one of the better ways to understand it would be to think of it as the more rational side of our thoughts and personalities. As Aristotle puts it "it is concerned with human affairs?", therefore meaning it is how people deal with each other, themselves and daily life situations...
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