subrational

subrational

(sʌbˈræʃənəl)
adj
not quite rational
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I argue that this is not the dominant tradition in the new radicalism, nor is the primary instance of it, classical Marxism, unadulterated pure Enlightenment rationalism: Marxism predicates that all thinking is rooted in the subrational, the means and mode of production (Marks and Engels 1978,4, "Marx on the History of His Opinions").
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.
Three motivational levels of values are described in this typology: type I values (transrational) are grounded in metaphysical principles; type II values (rational) are grounded in either consequence (Type IIa) or consensus (Type Ilb); amd type III values (subrational) are grounded in preference (Hodgkinson, 1978, 1991).
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.
From another point of view, according to Babbitt (1919: 178), the romantic moralist, instead of emphasizing that reason and imagination can work in harmony for insight, opposed to the "superrational heart" of the "austere Christian" a "subrational heart": one thus attempted to ground morality on what it had to constrain in human nature.
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." (19) His ultimate assault in the book is on Darwinian science, (20) and this remains true of ID today.
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.