Tag Archives: Prudentia

Aquinas – a life’s work

  Some years ago on holiday, we stayed in a French house which had a multi-volume set of philosophy books. Of all the great philosophers of history only Aristotle and Aquinas merited three entire volumes; which was reassuring – I … Continue reading

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Relevant Complexity 5) Age

Talking to someone at work, she said she’d been surprised that a very experienced chap in his late 50s had come on a training course. We concluded that age shouldn’t matter in deciding who gets training. I know plenty of … Continue reading

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In Praise of ‘Prudentia’

The virtue of ‘Prudentia’ In Aquinas’s teaching, Is ‘practical wisdom’ in Choice and decision. It’s a Bayesian thing, Not just logical stages. Which a life of experience And virtue engages. Grounded in reason But felt in the boots, You can’t … Continue reading

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Crystallisation

At the core of Aristotle’s account of ethics and virtue is ‘Prohairesis’ – the central moral character. I increasingly think of it like a copper sulphate crystal growing on a piece of thread. When you do the classic school experiment, … Continue reading

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