Wisdom and prudence. Relationships and precedence

Author:

Margarita Mauri

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Espíritu: ISSN 0014-0716, Year 69, Issue 159, 2020, pages 143-155

Language:

Spanish

Abstract:

Wisdom and prudence (practical wisdom) are two intellectual virtues that have their subject in the rational faculty. These virtues are distinguished by their mastery and exercise. To ask which of them is superior is to try to answer the question about whether or not theoretical activity is inferior to practical activity. The purpose of this paper is to analyze and evaluate the arguments that Thomas Aquinas gives to solve this question.

Key words:

Practical wisdom, wisdom, Thomas Aquinas, theoretical activity, practical activity.

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