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Practical Wisdom: The Master Virtue

PRACTICAL WISDOM has become a key meme for my work – hence the pointers below:))

“For Aristotle, being virtuous meant avoiding these extremes, by following the path between two vices: that of not applying a virtue enough, and that of applying it too much. He called this finding the “mean” of a virtue. For example, courage is the mean between cowardliness and recklessness. Loyalty is the mean between fickleness and blind obedience. Resolution is the mean between spinelessness and obstinacy. And so on and so forth.”

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“For all the virtues will be present when the one virtue, practical wisdom, is present” (Aristotle)

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