PRACTICAL WISDOM (PHRONĒSIS) AND HERMENEUTICAL POLITICS

@inproceedings{Duvenage2018PRACTICALW,
  title={PRACTICAL WISDOM (PHRONĒSIS) AND HERMENEUTICAL POLITICS},
  author={Pieter Duvenage},
  year={2018}
}
This essay focuses on the implications of Aristotle’s concept of practical wisdom ( phronēsis ) for ethical and political life in contemporary societies – especially pluralist and divided societies. The argument starts with a brief reconstruction of this well-known Aristotelian concept (section 1) and then moves to its critical appropriation by two prominent contemporary thinkers. In section 2 it is argued that Hans-Georg Gadamer’s philosophical hermeneutics is deeply influenced by the concept… 

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