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practical reason

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practical reasoning

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1. (Logic) the faculty by which human beings determine how to act
2. (Philosophy) reasoning concerning the relative merits of actions
3. (Philosophy) the principles governing arguments which issue in actions or intentions to act
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Second, law--as I shall use the term--is those norms that, through the first-order practical reasoning of politics, those who have the authority to do so have decided should obligate those to whom those norms are addressed.
In the third case, practical principles, such as the moral law or the principle of happiness, guide deliberation about the premises we employ in practical reasoning.
naturopathic and Western herbal medicine practitioners largely emphasise practical reasoning, as this enables a focus on non-deterministic ends to address complex patient cases.
One account of the aim of practical reasoning is uncontroversial: practical reasoning aims at figuring out what to do.
The aim of this paper is to reformulate Brandom's suggestions (Brandom, 2000) referring to the role of the normative vocabulary and the attribution of patterns of practical reasoning to an agent, in order to make them suitable for the analysis and evaluation of the practical arguments containing the arguer's claim that she or he is committed to a social institutional status as a premise.
One problem concerns the meaning of "independence" in his account of independent practical reasoning (IPR), and the other concerns restrictions he places on the relation between the virtuous community and the state.
61) Still, he holds that "they only become practical goods in the context of practical reasoning, rational judgments," willing and human action.
Crucially, it cannot account for the role of impartiality in our practical reasoning (264).
Kant shows that practical reasoning is not limited to instrumental and prudential reasoning, establishing the authority of the moral law as the fundamental principle of pure practical reason.
The truth-value of knowledge attributions depends on the interests and purposes operative in the relevant practical reasoning environment.
I don't know which sequence is more delightful - the rabbi about to leave for a sweet job in Miami explaining the very practical reasoning behind the honor thy father and mother commandment, or Ariel's dotty grandmother (Rosita Londner) breaking into the Yiddish song she hasn't voiced for decades and not being able to stop.
The book Pragmatic Bioethics gives a good account of the theoretical basis and practical reasoning of this new morality as it applies to medical and bioethical matters.

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