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phronesis

 [fro-ne´sis]
in bioethics, the virtue of practical wisdom, the capacity for moral insight to discern what moral choice or course of action is most conducive to the good of the agent or the activity in which the agent is engaged.
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In contrast to general wisdom on personal or spiritual matters, practical wisdom considers how individuals respond thoughtfully and effectively in times of uncertainty (Baltes & Smith, 2008; Schwartz & Sharpe, 2006).
and the intellectual virtue of practical wisdom (hereafter simply "virtues") are necessary for flourishing both because they are instrumental means to the generic and individual human goods that are necessary for flourishing and because they are partial realizations or constituents of it (pp.
Critique: A life-changing, life-enhancing, life-healing compendium of information, insights, and practical wisdom, "Sacred Medicine Cupboard: A Holistic Guide and Journal for Caring for Your Family Naturally-Recipes, Tips, and Practices" is an extraordinary and unique volume that should be part of every community and academic library Health & Medicine reference collection.
Critique: Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "Finding Hope: When Facing Serious Disease" is a compendium of practical wisdom presented in a thoroughly accessible (and occasionally humorous) style.
A truly entertaining read from cover to cover, "Bill Bowerbird and the Unbearable Beak-Ache" is a picture story for children ages 3 to 7 that offers some practical wisdom on getting through tough times with patience and a little help from your friends.
Supported by practical wisdom, "Release Your Inner Roman" shows how to raise yourself up in society, how to enjoy the good life, and how to keep the gods on your side.
Arendt (1971/1978) draws on Aristotle's notion of practical wisdom to provide a framework for the ways in which people determine how to act.
I will choose for members of my Cabinet women and men of probity, imbued with competence, practical wisdom and a strong sense of independence.
In "Desperately Seeking Spirituality: A Field Guide to Practice", Meredith combines practical wisdom with lived experience to explain why and when traditional practices don't work for today's seeker and then how to choose ones that will.
She unfolds Teresa's legacy of practical wisdom and doable approach to prayer, and very subtly disabuses readers of thinking otherwise.
The notion of partnership in education will be explored in this article in relation to Schmid's considerations of the care of the self, practical wisdom, friendship, and his discussion of a political and an ecological art of living.
Colleagues at Wheaton College and Graduate School, the authors apply academic and practical wisdom to the task of communicating information, especially the Gospel, across cultural thresholds.