I recently wrote about the classical notion of prudence as the form of the other virtues.  Prudence is the virtue that allows us to apply the general principles of morality to concrete, particular situations.  On this view, for an act to be virtuous, it must result from a wise, prudent judgment.
So how do you teach prudence?  Do you teach students a host of rules and reasons for the rules?  Since prudence is the virtue by which we apply the rules to specific instances, teaching students the rules alone would be like teaching them the rules of basketball without putting them on

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