Politics and Practical Wisdom: Rethinking Aristotle's Account of Phronesis

Topoi 31 (2):221-227 (2012)
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This paper examines the nature of Aristotelian phronesis , how it is attained, and who is able to attain it inside the polis . I argue that, for Aristotle, attaining phronesis does not require an individual to perfect his practical wisdom to the point where he never makes a mistake, but rather it is attained by certain individuals who are unable to make a mistake of this kind due to their education, habituation, and position in society
Keywords Aristotle  Phronesis  Practical wisdom  Political science
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Aristotle (1960). Metaphysics. Univ of Michigan Pr.

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