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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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I 40
Rationality/Beck: scientific rationality without social rationality remains empty, social rationality without scientific rationality remains blind.
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I 77
The distinction between (rational) scientific risk determination and (irrational) risk perception turns the role of scientific and social rationality in the emergence of a civilized risk awareness upside down. It contains a historical forgery. Today's acknowledged knowledge of the risks of scientific and technical civilization has only been able to prevail against the massive denials of a "scientific and technical rationality".


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Beck I
U. Beck
Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity. New Delhi 1992
German Edition:
Risikogesellschaft Frankfurt/M. 2015


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