|Rationality, philosophy: rationality is the ability of a being to consciously adapt to a situation due to the generalizations of his experiences. It can also be rational to want to learn something new. See also system, order, creativity, discoveries, evaluation, repetition.|
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Animal/human/Aristotle/McDowell: Human = rational animal whose reason is part of its being an animal, and not a mysterious foothold in a foreign kingdom.
Second Nature/McDowell: Thesis: there are rules of nature, whether you are susceptible to them or not. This is the result of proper education. "Naturalism of second nature", "naturalized Platonism".
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001