Aristotle makes the controversial claim that it is impossible to have all the ethical virtues–bravery, temperance, generosity, magnificence, magna-nimity, the virtue concerned with honor on a small scale, mildness, truth-fulness, wit, friendliness, and justice–fully without having practical wisdom (phronesis), and that it is impossible to have practical wisdom without having all of the Aristotelian ethical virtues fully (NE VI. 13.1144 b30–1145a1). This raises a puzzle about what sort of reason is ... [Book Review]

In Richard Kraut (ed.), The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. Blackwell. pp. 218 (2006)
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