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 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.