Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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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.
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I 118
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".

MD I
J. McDowell
Geist und Welt Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-24