Practical Judgment

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Practical judgment, or prudence, is the intellectual virtue necessary for choosing well. The prudent person observes and comprehends circumstances and makes the best choice to achieve a desired and worthy end.

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Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College, where he is also a professor of politics and history. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School.