- From Ancient Greek φρόνησις (phronēsis, "practical wisdom"), from φρονεῖν (phronein, "to think"), from φρήν (phrēn, "mind"). (Wiktionary)
“This last explanation seems decidedly preferable because the terms here used, particularly the word phronesis prudence, is not in its ordinary sense properly referable to God.”
“They leave out something essential--what classical philosopher Aristotle called practical wisdom his word was phronesis.”
“With wisdom the apostle connects phronesis, which is here used much in the same sense as sunesis in Col. 1, 9, ` That ye may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. ”
“Pickstock argues that these two responsibilities are bridged with the notion of phronesis or prudence:”
“Aristotle called it "phronesis," or practical wisdom.”
“He takes issue with Bent Flyvbjerg's book, Making Social Science Matter: Why Social Inquiry Fails and How it Can Succeed Again, and his advocacy of "phronesis".”
“Matt, that makes me think maybe there is something to the notion of phronesis, which can be identified here by its complete absence.”
“Overall we need to remember that knowledge management is, to use the Greek, a matter of phronesis or practical wisdom; its the exercise of judgement and that can only be developed in action through the acquisition of habits.”
“Laitin characterizes the method of phronesis as one that is sensitive to context and that pays close attention to the singular and specific features of a particular social process -- for example, the positioning that occurs as a city decides on its economic development strategy.”
“So the method of phronesis is intentionally not aiming to discover regularities across a set of instances, but rather to uncover some specific features of a particular ongoing process.”
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