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Prudence
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
2013 (English)In: International Encyclopedia of Ethics / [ed] Hugh LaFollette, Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To be prudent, in a general sense of the term, is to show foresight in your deliberations and take into account the effects your actions will have on the future. In this general sense, you can be prudent about the future finances of your business, or your children's future well-being. However, to be prudent is often understood, more narrowly, as being concerned with one's own future well-being. Indeed, in the philosophical discussion it is often understood, more demandingly, as being concerned with one's own well-being while attaching no intrinsic significance to the timing of a certain benefit or harm in one's life, whether it is in the past, present, or the future. But do we really have reason to be prudent in this more demanding sense?

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Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.
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decision making, philosophy, welfare
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Philosophy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99286DOI: 10.1002/9781444367072.wbiee590ISBN: 9781444367072 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-99286DiVA: diva2:686572
Available from: 2014-01-12 Created: 2014-01-12 Last updated: 2017-03-24Bibliographically approved

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