Sunday, 14 June 2009


From Philosoph-L, a summary of worthy contemporary and recent work on the concept of Prudence. Kant and Aristotle were mentioned a few times so I figured it's worth posting.

Literature on Prudence:

Aubenque, ‘La Prudence chez Kant’, Revue de Metaphysique et de Morale, 1975
Bloomfeld, P. (ed.) Morality and Self-Interest.
Beiner, R., Political Judgement (Chicago 1983)
Borma, F.J. and C. Schroeder (eds.), Abwaegende Vernunft (de Gruyter 2004)
Bricker, P., ‘Prudence’. Journal of Philosophy 1980 (7)
Churchman, C.W., ‘Kant – a decision theorist?’ Theory and Decision 1, 1970
Davie, W.E., ‘Being prudent and acting prudently’ American Phil. Quarterly
10 (1), 1973
Fleischacker, S., A Third Concept of Liberty: Judgement and Freedom in
Kant and A. Smith (Princeton 1999)
Garver, E. Machiavelli and the History of Prudence (1987)
Grice, Aspects of Reason.
Hariman, R. (ed.), Prudence: Classical Virtue, Postmodern Practice
(Pennsylvania State U. Press 2003).
Hirschman, A., The Passions and the Interests: Arguments for Capitalism
before its Triumph (Princeton 1977)
Luckner, A., Klugheit (de Gruyter 2005)
Mabbot, J.D., ‘Prudence’, Proceedings of the Aristot. Society, suppl. Vol.
XXXVI, 6, (1962)
Mabbot, J.D., ‘Reason and Desire’. Philosophy 28 (1953)
Nagel, T. The Possibility of Altruism (1978).
Nussbaum, M., Liberty of Conscience (2008)
Parellada, R., ‘Moral Judgement in States of Equilibrium’, Revista de
Filosofia 31 (2006).
Parrelada, R., ‘Aristotle’s Theory of Practical Wisdom’, Modern Schoolman:
A Quarterly Journal of Philosophy 83 (2005).
Pieper, J., Cardinal Virtues.
Rotenstreich, N., ‘Prudence and Folly’, American Phil. Quart. 22 (2), 1985
Scmidtz, D., ‘Self-Interest: what’s in it for me? Soc. Phil. & Pol. 14
(1), 1997
Steinberger, P. The Concept of Political Judgement (Chicago 1993)
Sturm, T. Kant und die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Paderborn: Mentis 2009)
Wieland, W., Kants Rechslehre der Urteilskraft

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