practical reason


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practical reason

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practical reasoning

n
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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Aided by a good deal of money, and directed by the suggestions of a strong and practical reason, his enterprise throve to a degree that the climate and rugged face of the country which he selected would seem to forbid.
After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule, is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest.
After all, the practical reason why, when the power is once in the hands of the people, a majority are permitted, and for a long period continue, to rule is not because they are most likely to be in the right, nor because this seems fairest to the minority, but because they are physically the strongest.
Korsgaard's position: "there is only one principle of practical reason, the categorical imperative viewed as the law of autonomy.
FIRST MINISTER Carwyn Jones yesterday called for a "presumption" in favour of more devolution - unless there was a clear policy or practical reason not to.
Thus, MacIntyre contends that practical reason is necessary for the sort of flourishing that is distinctively human.
Disengaging oneself from examples, though, is necessary for sublimity to enter into one's internal act of practical reason.
First, it emphasizes obedience, law and hierarchical authority, and thus departs from the Catholic tradition's close linkage of conscience, practical reason and freedom.
Offhand, we can't think of any practical reason to fold any paper more than once or twice, whether it's stuffing a newspaper into a reading rack or wrapping a sandwich.
He writes in his concluding essay, "I am committed to holding that if the requirements of practical reason are rightly understood, then practical rationality provides everything that is required for the moral life, independently of any theological ethics.
Kant's path of reflection in the Critique of Practical Reason is thus of an elucidation of the practical faculty of reason as it is manifest in the authority of the moral law, which "in fact" asserts itself as a source of determination independent of any empirical condition, thus "freely.
CAN Richard Burden MP explain to the people of Northfield any practical reason to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers' money on alterations to the perfectly working Bristol Road running through Northfield village shopping centre, and in the process depriving disabled drivers parking?

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