- Prabhakar Krishnamurthy
Professor - Management, SRM University
Is the idea of 'practical wisdom' is to provide maximum good to all people or maximum good to large number of people with still some left?
Practical wisdom is suggested by Barry. His explanations are powerful and make everyone of think that is about rules and rewards. There is no substitute for practical wisdom. However, practical wisdom suggested is it independent of geography, time, culture, political system, religion or values. If in a case like India where the culture of caste is endemic and pernicious, how do you address the issue of practical wisdom. It is based on the view that god has created some people to be lower to others by birth and it is your right to exploit them.Similarly how things that are happening across time such as events in the case of Aristotelian era can be dealt in the same way today? He does say innovative solutions; but what you consider as innovative to be good for everyone. Above all is it possible to design a solution that is maximum good to everyone? or maximum good to maximum number of people with still some people left to get to get the good?