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Practical Philosophy
(2,595 words)

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A. Concept

Beginning with Aristotle, the term 'practical philosophy' (πρακτικὴ φιλοσοφία/praktikḕ philosophía, Latin philosophia practica) or 'practical science' (πρακτικὴ ἐπιστήμη/praktikḕ epistḗmē, Latin scientia practica) was used primarily in the context of classifying knowledge; it refers to the ways of knowing characteristic for those scientific and philosophical disciplines that concern 'w…

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Volpi, Franco (Vicenza), “Practical Philosophy”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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