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Synonyms for reason

by reason of


in or within reason


  • within limits
  • within reasonable limits
  • within bounds

reason with someone


Synonyms for reason

a basis for an action or a decision

a justifying fact or consideration

a statement of causes or motives

a fact or circumstance that gives logical support to an assertion, claim, or proposal

that which provides a reason or justification

exact, valid, and rational reasoning

what is sound or reasonable

Synonyms for reason

a rational motive for a belief or action

an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon

Related Words

the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination

the state of having good sense and sound judgment

a justification for something existing or happening


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a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion

present reasons and arguments

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The limits of our voluntary control over our belief are not the limits of our control over them: we are in control over our beliefs by functioning properly as rational agents, that is, we are in control, and active, so long, and to the degree that our beliefs are governed by Reason, by our rational powers (98).
Wherefore it has a share of the Eternal Reason, whereby it has a natural inclination to its proper act and end: and this participation of the eternal law in the rational creature is called the natural law.
However, only two noted that, if the answer to the question "Why do humans reason?" is "to argue," then another question should be asked: "Why do humans argue?" Psychological scientist Wim de Neys (2011) asked: "What is the (biological) function of argumentation?" (p.
There is an important body of evidence showing that Islam also believes in a total divorce between faith and reason. For example, according to French Islamist R.
To respond to Wolterstorff's criticism of the separation of public civic reason and private religious belief, it is necessary to be clear about exactly what his complaint is.
1.66-4(a)(1)(iii), the requesting spouse must establish that he or she did not know, and had no reason to know, of the item of community income.
We would point out that President McKinley lied in 1898 about the reason for invading Cuba, saying we wanted to liberate the Cubans from Spanish control, but the truth is that we really wanted Spain out of Cuba so that the island could be open to United Fruit and other American corporations.
Stella has been fascinated with German culture since the beginning of his career, as Die Fahne Hoch!, 1959, suggests (the title comes from the Nazi marching song Horst Wessel Lied), and with the conflict between reason and emotion, as The Marriage of Reason and Squalor (First Version) and The Marriage of Reason and Squalor (Second Version), both 1959, indicate.
It gave a little reason in the headline--the 10-percent fruit juice--to explain why it tastes better than the average fruit soda.
The researchers found that sexually inexperienced females were significantly less likely than males to say they believed that most students did not have sex (odds ratio, 0.6) and significantly more likely than males to give every other reason. The differential was dramatic for fear of pregnancy (25.7) and more moderate for the remaining reasons (1.2-4.9).
Sovereign and democratic forms of political community are constitutional because they constitute community through reason and reason's embodiment in law.
To do this, I propose to review some of the relevant passages of the Qur'an and then discuss the acceptability or otherwise of some of the tools of science, such as the inductive reason, to the epistemology of the Qur'an.
Under a safe harbor, the primary reason for the sale or exchange is deemed to be a change in place of employment if a qualified individual's new place of employment is at least 50 miles farther from the residence sold or exchanged than was the former place of employment.
Knowing how to argue or reason is an important aim of education in general for a long time and is prominently anchored within curricula.