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Single Idea 3125

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 8. Naturalising Reason]

Full Idea

A person's desires and beliefs tend to cause what they tend to rationalise. This coordination of causality and rationalisation lies at the heart of psychology.


'Causality' is the process by which things actually happen, rather than statically existing

Gist of Idea

Psychology studies the way rationality links desires and beliefs to causality


Gabriel M.A. Segal (A Slim Book about Narrow Content [2000], 5.3)

Book Reference

Segal,Gabriel M.A.: 'A Slim Book about Narrow Content' [MIT 2000], p.150