Pharos Lecture: “Aristotle, Phronesis (“Practical Wisdom”) and Democracy”, (Max Cameron, UBC)

Aristotle believed that those who occupy public office should possess the character and judgment—what he called “practical wisdom” or phronesis — to figure out the right things to do in a particular situation, and to do it in the right way and for the right reasons. Drawing on his recent book, Max Cameron argues that we need practical wisdom more than ever as we grapple with populism, polarization, hyper-partisanship, and the decline of civility in politics.

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