practical reason


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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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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.
Thus, to the German philosophers of the eighteenth century, the demands of the first French Revolution were nothing more than the demands of "Practical Reason" in general, and the utterance of the will of the revolutionary French bourgeoisie signified in their eyes the law of pure Will, of Will as it was bound to be, of true human Will generally.
Breakfast over he rose, and telling her the hour at which he might be expected to dinner, went off to the miller's in a mechanical pursuance of the plan of studying that business, which had been his only practical reason for coming here.
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.
In a book about practical reason, action, and emotion in German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804), Borges explores what the real importance of emotion was for Kant, and tries to show that he had considerable views about emotions and was not blind to their importance in action generally--that is, not moral action in particular, but action in general, including weak and even evil action.
According to a CNN report , the flames are built alongside the rails and are used for a very practical reason - to keep the trains running.
Using practical reason commits us to the Categorical Imperative, and from this we can derive specific duties and prohibitions.
When addressed by rules, law's subjects are supposed to do what the rules require rather than what they believe their first-order practical reason dictates that they do.
Even big fans of the polarizing but undeniably brilliant director might not know the practical reason behind the innovative syle of "JFK," that "The Doors" was originally visualized as a Fellini movie, or why Stone was sued for "incitement" after "Natural Born Killers" opened.
The attitude to practical reason, i.e., a special capacity guaranteeing an access to the objectively existing moral norms (values, or ends), is a useful criterion for classifying the views of moral and legal philosophers.
Knowledge and practical reason; Paul Ricoeur's way of thinking.

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