subrational

subrational

(sʌbˈræʃənəl)
adj
not quite rational
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If we believe the positions held by our fellow citizens are grounded entirely in subrational and often intractable characteristics, then attempting to persuade them with reason and evidence is hopeless.
Accordingly, when she denies love of friendship a place at the subrational level, what she precisely denies is the existence of a complex inclination wherein some good is sought so as to be possessed by some subject.
Irrational wanting and subrational liking: How rudimentary motivational and affective processes shape preferences and choices.
Thus, in the last century, reflecting the increasing ugliness and irrationality of modern life, artistic genius came to identify itself with the subrational, a subtler language of meaninglessness and despair.
Unintentional behavior: A subrational approach to health risk.
to a great extent a psychodrama within a single mind" (143) in which "Oceania is the paradoxical world of the subrational mind" (144).
5) As I have proposed elsewhere, transplanted human organs, like the human cells growing in a laboratory petri dish taken from a long-deceased individual, are animated by a subrational human soul that differs not only from the soul of the original organ or cell donor, but also from the soul of the immuno-suppressed organ recipient.
18) From there Johnson moves into an attack on what many ID advocates refer to as "scientific materialism," which he defined as attempts "to explain all human behavior as the subrational product of unbending chemical, genetic, or environmental forces.
In order to implement mathematically such an approach it is necessary to use control theory in order to dynamically be able to establish a link between the fuzzy inputs given as signals that are relative in nature (signals that are interpreted by corresponding agents and that in fact represent their subrational and uncertain understanding of the things around them) and the output that in this case represents a investment decision within the financial market.
The pleasure that the user experiences is a subrational motivation, not a reason for using.
In talking about the Miro exhibition, for example, Umland (2008) suggests that Miro's collages reimagine the human body, "not in the ideal of a harmonious rational order but as subject to and at the mercy of libidinal impulses and subrational drives" (p.
The emergent paradigm of the economics of religion (1) adopts the first perspective in order to study the religious behaviors from the optics of rational calculation and the satisfaction of necessities, as opposed to other social sciences that, traditionally, have analyzed them either as a subrational category or as immune to the rational choice and therefore in decline.