Title

Prolegomenon to a History of Prudence: A Critical Synthesis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1987

Abstract

“One of the reasons why a history of prudence is a project that has not yet been undertaken is that it is not obvious that prudence has a history at all. Indeed, the fact that Aristotle’s term phronesis is rendered in contemporary English alternatively as practical reason and as prudence is sufficient reason to wonder if prudence has a history.”