|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._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Ulrich Beck on Rationality - Dictionary of Arguments
Rationality/Beck: scientific rationality without social rationality remains empty, social rationality without scientific rationality remains blind.
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"._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity. New Delhi 1992
Risikogesellschaft Frankfurt/M. 2015