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We cannot reason ourselves out of our basic irrationality. All we can do is learn the art of being irrational in a reasonable way.
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To want to tackle everything rationally is irrational.
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The irrational will have its say, perhaps because 'irrational' is the wrong word for it.
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A person's behavior is rational if it is in his best interests, given his information
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Rationality is not just something you do so that you can make more money, it is a binding principle. Rationality is a really good idea. You must avoid the nonsense that is conventional in one's own time. It requires developing systems of thought that improve your batting average over time.
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The essence of extended rationality is to know when you are being irrational.
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A rationalist is simply someone for whom it is more important to learn than to be proved right; someone who is willing to learn from others - not by simply taking over another's opinions, but by gladly allowing others to criticize his ideas and by gladly criticizing the ideas of others
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Rationalization is foreplay with one's conscience.
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The very essence of rationalism is that it assumes that the reason is the highest faculty in man and the lord of all the rest.
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...[F]reedom... is a property of all rational beings.
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The forms rationalization can take are limited only by human creativity, and we are a very creative species.
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Rational thinking is an important aspect of human nature, but we have imagination, we have ambition, we have irrational fear, we are swayed by other people, we get indoctrinated and we get influenced by advertising.
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A man is rational in proportion as his intelligence informs and controls his desires.
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Reason is the substance of the universe. The design of the world is absolutely rational.
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Rationality doesn't exist; right is absence of wrongness and wrong is what seems to be unfair.
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The rational approach start from the idea that everything is explainable and that mystery is in some sense the enemy. This means that it prefers pejorative, and even wrong, answers to admitting its own lack of understanding.
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From any rational point of view I am absurd; but there are no longer any rational points of view.
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[People] will do the rational thing, but only after exploring all other alternatives.
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The rational is apprehended through the intellect, however, the intellect is not found in the region of the rational; the intellect is as the eye and the rational as the colors.
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In the heat of the moment, rational thinking tends to elude us.
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I am not anti-rational, just unrational. You may infer a rational meaning in what I say or do, but it is your doing, not mine.
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A rational process is a moral process.
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You need one whole hell of a lot of rationality before it does anything but lead you into new and interesting mistakes.
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Becoming rational is really simple task,all that you want to do is staying in central of superstition and immature criticizes
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Rational truth - and all truth is rational - is essentially that which can justify itself under criticism and in discussion.
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We are irrational animals trained to be rational.
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There may be occasions when it is best to behave irrationally, but whether there are should be decided rationally.
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Human beings aren't rational animals; we're rationalizing animals who want to appear reasonable to ourselves.
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We are born to be, if we please, rational creatures, but it is use and exercise only that makes us so, and we are indeed so no farther than industry and application has carried us.
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It is sometimes rational to do what is wrong, and sometimes irrational to do what is right
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A rational man acting in the real world may be defined as one who decides where he will strike a balance between what he desires and what can be done.
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The irrational may be attractive in the abstract, but not in cab drives, dinner guests, or elderly relatives.
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Becoming fully rational is not enough anymore; evidently it can lead to distortions of all the great human possibilities.
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The more rational we are, the more emotional we can be.
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To him who looks upon the world rationally, the world in its turn presents a rational aspect. The relation is mutual.
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Rationalization is a process of not perceiving reality, but of attempting to make reality fit one's emotions.
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Undoubtedly, modern Science is rational and the scientific method is based on rationality. But rationality is a wider concept, and it can explore what is beyond the scope of Science and its method.
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If you simply announce that things are irrational, then that alone doesn't get you very far. You have to replace rational agents with some concrete notion of what it means to be irrational.
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Formal art is essentially rational.
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While rationalism at the individual level is a plea for more personal autonomy from cultural norms, at the social level it is often a claim- or arrogation- of power to stifle the autonomy of others.
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The term trans-rational is emblematic of a worldview within which rationality is included and transcended, not repressed or dismissed.
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Rationalism is an attitude of readiness to listen to contrary arguments and to learn from experience ... of admitting that "I may be wrong and you may be right and, by an effort, we may get nearer the truth."
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To know one's own desires, their meaning and their costs requires the highest human virtue: rationality.
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The three main extra-rational activities in modern life are religion, war, and love. all these are extra-rational, but love is not anti-rational, that is to say, a reasonable man may reasonably rejoice in its existence
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Love isn't rational, it's instinctive
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It is the job of conscious rational thought to decide what you want, select the goals you wish to achieve-and concentrate upon these rather than upon what you do not want. To spend time and effort concentrating upon what you do not want is not rational.
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If you want to feel good, be rational.
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Danny the whole idea of proving that people weren't rational felt a bit like proving that people didn't have fur. Obviously people were not rational, in any meaningful sense of that term.
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Baptize yourself with the flow of rational thinking and the world is bound to become rational.
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The irrational invalidates any meaning attached to it.
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Trying to rationalize with the irrational is a total waste of time.
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Don't knock rationalization. Where would we be without it? I don't know anyone who'd get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They're more important than sex. Have you ever gone a week without a rationalization?
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Humans were eventually irrational creatures gifted with the power of rationality.
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When we look at the world rationally, the world looks rationally back.
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Even the most analytical thinkers are predictably irrational; the really smart ones acknowledge and address their irrationalities.
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The end point of rationality is to demonstrate the limits of rationality.
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Rational beliefs bring us closer to getting good results in the real world.
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I ask the fundamental question of rationality: Why do you believe what you believe? What do you think you know and how do you think you know it?
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It is the irrational That is worth living for
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If something is irrational, that means it won't work. It's usually unrealistic.
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To be rationally minded, the mental process of the intuitive appears to work backward. His conclusions are reached before his premises. This is not because the steps which connect the two have been omitted, but because those steps are taken by the unconscious.
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I would think that you are more fluent with the rational. It has its appeal. But the irrational permits a greater exercise of ... shall we say, power.
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Fear isn't rational. That's what makes it fear, not common sense.
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You can be totally rational with a machine. But if you work with people, sometimes logic often has to take a backseat to understanding.
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Reason ... contradicts the established order of men and things on behalf of existing societal forces that reveal the irrational character of this order for "rational" is a mode of thought and action which is geared to reduce ignorance, destruction, brutality, and oppression.
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You can't rationally argue out
what wasn't rationally argued in.
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Engaging irrational people with rational arguments is irrational.
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This is why the conflict between rationalism and irrationalism has become the most important intellectual, and perhaps even moral, issue of our time.
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It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this.
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We think, each of us, that we're much more rational than we are. And we think that we make our decisions because we have good reasons to make them. Even when it's the other way around. We believe in the reasons, because we've already made the decision.
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A true rationalist ought to be effective in the real world.
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Human rationality depends critically on sophisticated emotionality. It is only because our emotional brain works so well that our reasoning can work at all.
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Reason is not always reasonable
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Rational thoughts made out of insane components.
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Rationalism crashes in the tails.
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It is the mission of the twentieth century to elucidate the irrational.
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What we call rational grounds for our beliefs are often extremely irrational attempts to justify our instincts.
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[ ... ] rationalism is a form of intellectual bigotry which, in thinking about reality, tries to take it into account as little as possible.
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The rational reasons were all rationales for an underlying irrationality.
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Only when you combine sound intellect with emotional discipline do you get rational behavior.
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What could an entirely rational being speak of with another entirely rational being?
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Rational thinking is good, but irrational thinking creates wonders.
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The cold rationalism simply covers for raw, wounded emotion. The more driven people are by the mind, the more they feel and further encode their feelings. The thickness of the tarpaulin cover is as the size of the emotion.
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I wonder who it was defined man as a rational animal. It was the most premature definition ever given. Man is many things, but he is not rational.
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...Opinion without a rational process.
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rationalist believes in reason as the primary source of knowledge, and he may also believe that man has certain innate ideas that exist in the mind prior to all experience. And the clearer such ideas may be, the more certain it is that they correspond to reality. You
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Rationalizing is another road that leads to hell.
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We tend to think of the rational as a higher order, but it is the emotional that makes our lives. One often learns more from ten days of agony than from ten years of contentment. MERLE SHAIN
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We are all far less rational in our decision-making than standard economic theory assumes. Our irrational behaviors are neither random nor senseless: they are systematic and predictable. We all make the same types of mistakes over and over, because of the basic wiring of our brains.
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I once heard someone say that when we rationalize, we tell "rational lies.
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Rationalism, which is the feeling that everything is subject to and completely explicable by Reason, consequently rejects everything not visible and calculable.
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Dare to exercise rational thinking.
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Many great ideas, great love stories, and great achievements are born from a healthy irrationality.
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( ... ) rationality is a very narrowly restricted skill.
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Reason may catnap for a time, but the irrational is more often comatose. In the end it will be the irrational that is forever caged in dreams, while reason gains the day.
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A rational man never distorts or corrupts his own standards and judgment in order to appeal to the irrationality, stupidity, or dishonesty of others.
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Rationalizing is not a tool for penetration of reality but a post-factum attempt to harmonize one's own wishes with existing reality.
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The ultimate solutions to problems are rational; the process of finding them is not.
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All rational action is in the first place individual action. Only the individual thinks. Only the individual reasons. Only the individual acts.
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I'm quite a rational person, but I'm drawn to the irrational. I love coincidences, and I like to question that in fiction: 'Is this random, or is there something working underneath?'