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Single Idea 20981

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 4. Aims of Reason]

Full Idea

What is the ultimate justification for relying on reason? Is reason cherished as a good tool, and if so, how does it differ from blind and unquestioning belief?

Gist of Idea

What justifies reliance on reason? Is it just a tool? Why is it better than blind belief?


Amartya Sen (The Idea of Justice [2009], 01 'Critique')

Book Reference

Sen, Amartya: 'The Idea of Justice' [Penguin 2010], p.36

A Reaction

And can it answer the romantic charge of stunting a rich life? NIetzsche started this one, by asking the value of truth. Proposal: treat others rationally, and treat yourself intuitively.