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nonrational

(nɒnˈræʃənəl)
adj
not in accordance with the principles of logic or reason
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Adj.1.nonrational - not based on reason; "there is a great deal that is nonrational in modern culture"
irrational - not consistent with or using reason; "irrational fears"; "irrational animals"
2.nonrational - obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
illogical, unlogical - lacking in correct logical relation
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Thin rationality review, by contrast, emphasizes that agencies are constrained by limited resources, information, and time, and asks what (nonideal) reasons agencies may have for acting inaccurately, nonrationally, or arbitrarily in light of those limits.
On that analysis, secularism reduces practical reason to instrumental thought in service to ends nonrationally chosen.
If racism affects us viscerally and nonrationally, as Massingale and others who adopt a more cultural understanding of racism believe, then analytical ethical discourse and appeals to the intellect are of limited utility.
Research shows that consumers who lack financial literacy may behave nonrationally when confronted by complex or unfamiliar financial information, or when given apparently relevant, but actually unimportant information in the face of economic decision making due to information overload (Kozup, Howlett, and Pagano 2008; Lee and Cho 2005; Lee and Marlowe 2003).
Cavell, moreover, illuminates the process--hinted at by Davidson--whereby one's second-order desires can nonrationally effect change in one's character ("self-transcendence").