This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt


The three dispositions just mentioned prepare the way for prudence to be exercised effectively in the concrete moment of decision. Within the moment of decision itself—which has been called prudence as commanding­—there are two additional items we must consider, which concern the future and the past in relation to the present. Foresight is the first of these, and is the capacity to weigh the efficacy of a given conduct for the attainment of a moral end.[1]

[1] ST II-II, q. 49, a. 6.

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