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The Ajax DilemmaJustice, Fairness, and Rewards$
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Paul Woodruff

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199768615

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.001.0001

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Wisdom

Wisdom

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(p.177) Wisdom
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The Ajax Dilemma
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Paul Woodruff

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199768615.003.0017

This chapter first proposes a scenario where Agamemnon appreciated both Ajax's loyalty and Odysseus's cleverness, where Ajax saw the value of Odysseus, and was glad when Odysseus was rewarded. It then discusses wisdom as a kind of love, the capacity to see beauty in unlikely places and respond to it; human wisdom as understanding who you are, not merely knowing it; and wisdom as good judgment.

Keywords:   love, wisdom, good judgment, Agamemnon, Ajax, Odysseus

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