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(Philosophy) higher than reason
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(ˌsu prəˈræʃ ə nl)

not understandable by reason alone; beyond rational comprehension.
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As to theology, it is concerned with the truth of the Revelation, which is suprarational; thus, it is not connected with any truths discovered by the reason.
Recognizing that humanity did not start with civilization and was not primarily social at the outset highlights the tenuous nature of freedom--the degree of violence in nature, the difficulty of containing it, and its possible reemergence absent suprarational moral restrictions.
(7) All art, however humble, places us in contact with the suprarational realm of the ineffable.
(69) Regarding the civil-rights movement, King similarly concluded that, "whatever name people gave to the suprarational force of the cause, there was an extra-human force at work that created a harmony out of the discord of the universe." (70)
I am not a spectator who is looking for a world of structures susceptible of being viewed clearly and distinctly, but rather [...] I listen to the voices and appeals comprising that symphony of Being--which is, for me, in the final analysis, a suprarational unity beyond images, words, and concepts.
Resisting earlier narratives that focused on the dangers of imagination unhinged from reason, Healy argues for the intensely passionate, suprarational powers of poetic inspiration as it was understood to possess "superior powers to affect the bodies, minds, and behavior of readers and listeners" (175).
Accordingly, the divine character must be suprarational and thus known only through its special disclosure or revelation.
If it is true, then we would expect to find in the Church an element which unbelievers will call irrational and which believers will call suprarational. There ought to be something in it opaque to our reason though not contrary to it....
Unlike Plotinus who treats the One as a suprarational agent, Avicenna says that God "intellectually apprehends that the existence from Him of the whole is a necessary consequence of Himself."
A poem's original, suprarational language would correspond to the transcendent reality literature is meant to describe.