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[froh-nee-sis] /froʊˈni sɪs/
noun, Philosophy.
wisdom in determining ends and the means of attaining them.
Origin of phronesis
1885-90; < Greek phrónēsis thinking, equivalent to phronē- (verbid stem of phroneîn to think; akin to phrēn mind) + -sis -sis Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • phronesis, with her prize, turned to the way by which she had ascended, regained her chariot and Reason her charioteer.

  • phronesis puts up his umbrella, and goes home as fast as he can.

    The Eagle's Nest John Ruskin
  • But are you sure that Aristotles phronesis is indeed the right sort of phronesis?

    The Eagle's Nest John Ruskin

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