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.
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.
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.
16) On their view, Kant believes that it is just part of the nature of practical reason that judgments, or conclusions of practical syllogisms, issue in actions.
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.
Westra presents the first book-length treatment of the chapter in Kant's Critique of Practical Reason called "On the Typic of the Pure Practical Power of Judgment," which has been difficult for readers since it was first published.
Velleman (2004) "Replies to Discussion on The Possibility of Practical Reason," Philosophical Studies 121(3): 279.
Roughly speaking, the existence of practical reason is denied by the naturalistic and the non-naturalistic-intuitionist moral and legal philosophers, whereas its existence is affirmed by the non-naturalisticrationalist ones.
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.

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