|Phronesis, or practical wisdom, or prudence, is, to me, a profound
concept. Aristotle identifies phronesis as one of the dianoetic virtues,
that is, those intellectual virtues that characterize the well-ordered
mind. The dianoetic virtues are: Sophia (wisdom of first principles),
episteme (scientific knowledge), phronesis (practical wisdom), techne (craft
knowledge), and nous (intuition).
Phronesis is important to rhetoric in a variety of ways. The links
here each elucidate one facet of its importance.
Much more to come . . .
Phronesis in rhetorical reasoning