Prudence: classical virtue, postmodern practice

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Pennsylvania State University Press,
Pub. Date:
c2003.
Language:
English
Description

Realizing that a world remade by techno-science and global capital stands in great need of practical wisdom as an antidote to various forms of modern hubris, scholars across the human sciences have taken a renewed interest in exploring how the classical virtue of prudence can be reformulated as a guide for postmodern practice.

This volume brings together scholars in classics, political philosophy, and rhetoric to analyze prudence as a distinctive and vital form of political intelligence. Through case studies from each of the major periods in the history of prudence, the authors identify neglected resources for political judgment in today's conditions of pluralism and interdependency.

Three assumptions inform these essays: the many dimensions of prudence cannot be adequately represented in the lexicon of any single discipline; the Aristotelian focus on prudence as rational calculation needs to be balanced by the Ciceronian emphasis on prudence as discursive performance embedded in familiar social practices; and understanding prudence requires attention to how it operates through the communicative media and public discourses that constitute the political community.

Contributors, besides the editor, are Stephen H. Browne, Robert W. Cape Jr., Maurice Charland, Peter J. Diamond, Eugene Garver, James Jasinski, John S. Nelson, and Christine L. Oravec.

More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780271031484
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 1edadde8-ed1b-8098-6a9c-72c7586e1124
full_title prudence classical virtue postmodern practice
author robert hariman
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:17AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author2-role NetLibrary, Inc.
author_display
detailed_location_arlington EBSCOhost
display_description
format_arlington eBook
format_category_arlington eBook
id 1edadde8-ed1b-8098-6a9c-72c7586e1124
isbn 9780271031484
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b12953015||EBSCOhost|Online|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|EBSCOhost||http://www.netlibrary.com.library.access.arlingtonva.us/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=171609||Available Online||q||
itype_arlington eCollection
lexile_score -1
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_arlington Online
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
primary_isbn 9780271031484
publishDate 2003
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b12953015|eBook|eBook||English|Pennsylvania State University Press,|c2003.|xi, 337 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b12953015||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||
title_display Prudence classical virtue, postmodern practice
title_full Prudence [electronic resource] : classical virtue, postmodern practice / edited by Robert Hariman
title_short Prudence
title_sub classical virtue, postmodern practice