Oráculo Manual y Arte de Prudencia / The Art of Worldly Wisdom

(1637) Baltasar Gracián

One of both Nietzsche’s and Schopenhauer’s favourite books.  What, you need me to say more?!

One Response to “Oráculo Manual y Arte de Prudencia / The Art of Worldly Wisdom”

  1. Joanne says:

    I havent read this book and have no time to look it up. But the title indicates a conceptual link with what in Greek is called ‘phronesis’. Phronēsis (Greek: φρόνησις) in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is the virtue of practical thought, usually translated “practical wisdom”, sometimes as …
    Check it out and see if I am right. You may be especailly interested in the difference with episteme, as the Greeks saw it.

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