practical wisdom


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See: experience
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The hard practical wisdom of Mercedes Higgins proved of immense help, for Saxon strove with a fervor almost religious to have everything of the best and at the same time to be saving.
Washington has won the gratitude of all thoughtful Southern white men, is to say that he has worked with the highest practical wisdom at a large constructive task; for no plan for the up-building of the freedman could succeed that ran counter to Southern opinion.
We admire the people who possess the practical wisdom we want, but we don't quarrel with them.
The amount of practical wisdom I bestowed upon Traddles in this manner was immense, and of the best quality; but it had no other effect upon Dora than to depress her spirits, and make her always nervous with the dread that it would be her turn next.
There are objections to every course of life and action, and the practical wisdom infers an indifferency, from the omnipresence of objection.
This officer, whose acquired practical wisdom did not allow him to make any journey in vain, had just come from Grenoble, and was on his way to the Grande Chartreuse, after obtaining on the previous evening a week's leave of absence from his colonel.
With his demise, Oman has lost one of its illustrious businessmen endowed with amazing foresight and practical wisdom
Being convinced of its rationale and practical wisdom, I opted to adopt as I now hereby adopt, this proposed measure," she said.
He will bring a strong command of the law and a practical wisdom gleaned from his years of private practice.
Interesting work in practical wisdom may provide a blueprint for how camps can do just that.
It examines sentencing methodology from Canada, Australia, and Scotland; the justification for advancing a view of sentencing based on the instinctive synthesis model that involves the judge using his or her experience to aggregate and assess all factors in the process of reasoning, and its compatibility with the rule of law; the operation of wide judicial discretion through application of Isaiah BerlinAEs theory of value pluralism and the Aristotelian concept of practical wisdom, as well as the links between intuition, expert knowledge, information processing, and decision making; how the discretion given to sentencers can be structured; and the controversy over the guilty plea reduction in sentence.
Practical wisdom enables us to use the right means to achieve the right ends, which include the generic human goods as well as the moral virtues, and to integrate all into a coherent whole (pp.