Single Idea 3822

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 1. On Reason]

Full Idea

Theoretical reason is typically a matter of accepting a conclusion or hypothesis on the basis of argument or evidence, and is thus a special case of practical reason.

Gist of Idea

Theory involves accepting conclusions, and so is a special case of practical reason


John Searle (Rationality in Action [2001], Ch.3.VII)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'Rationality in Action' [MIT 2001], p.90