Thoughts on phronesis

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This essay explores the concept of phronesis in two contexts: phronesis as a virtue, in fact a meta-virtue because it guides the exercise of other virtues; and phronesis as an element in theories of practice. I argue that these two aspects are closely related, because ethics – especially virtue ethics – is best understood as a kind of practice. The second part of the essay explores some of the consequences of thinking about ethics in this way.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126-137
Number of pages12
JournalEthics and Education
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 3 2019

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  • Phronesis
  • practice
  • virtue ethics

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Thoughts on phronesis. / Burbules, Nicholas C.

In: Ethics and Education, Vol. 14, No. 2, 03.04.2019, p. 126-137.

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Burbules, Nicholas C. / Thoughts on phronesis. In: Ethics and Education. 2019 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 126-137.
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