Prudence in the Twenty-First Century, Part 1

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Chinese translation.

Prudence is in order to achieve sustainability of good behavior and political contingencies applicable to deal with the kind of intellectual. To prudence and the recent recovery of Modern arrogant different alternative, one should take into account the distinctive features is that it reflects how deeply the plight of human behavior. These characteristics of practical wisdom through the words to define the history, theory, practice, structure, quality and other aspects of the audience to identify, they in this magazine is divided into two parts in the statement. This first section highlights the contingency, pluralism and practical these conditions, and through its specification, design consideration and implementation of these expressions to define the set of practical wisdom. Wise actors is such a person, he balanced a variety of incommensurability of good insight into the strategy of a variety of possible actions, and in a proper and timely manner with interactive collaboration with others. Prudence is the intelligence suited to managing contingency on behalf of good action and political sustainability. In order to recuperate prudence as an alternative to late-modern hubris, one should consider how its distinctive features reflect deep predicaments of human action. These features are identified through the history, theory, practice, structure, character, and audiences defining prudential discourse, and are set out in two installments in this journal. This first installment emphasizes conditions of contingency, plurality, and praxis, and defines prudence in terms of its normative, calculative, and performative articulations. The prudent actor is one who balances incommensurable goods, discerns probable courses of action, and interacts with others in an appropriate and timely manner.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)63-73
Number of pages11
JournalModern Philosophy
StatePublished - 2007

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