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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


Related Words

a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion

present reasons and arguments

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According to the written history, the background of the philosophical discussion of reason dates back to the pre-Socratic period.
In addition to presenting the specific reasons for moving, the report combines these reasons into four collapsed categories: housing-related (48 percent); family-related, such as a change in marital status or establishing one's own household (30 percent); job-related (19 percent); and other (2 percent).
Third, Skorupski appeals to agent-neutral reasons in several of his analyses.
Before we turn to see how this 'normative/explanatory nexus', as Raz calls it, works in practice, it is worth noting that there are resources outside the reasons view to address the difficulty identified with Brandom's account.
For example, the Facilitative Principle implies that if you have an undefeated reason to avoid killing yourself, and you could avoid feeling hungry this afternoon either by eating a sandwich or by killing yourself, then you have not only a reason to eat a sandwich, but also a reason to kill yourself.
Thus, from the point of view of reason, Islam and secularism have important similarities: both admit of its use only in the pursuit of utilitarian purposes and reject it in the pursuit of philosophical or theological knowledge.
According to Robert Audi in his book Religious Commitment and Secular Reason, a citizen in a liberal democracy has a prima facie obligation to appeal only to secular reason or to be sufficiently motivated only by secular reason to support or oppose legislation or policy in the public arena.
President Woodrow Wilson--so often characterized in our history books as an "idealist"--lied about the reasons for entering the First World War, saying it was a war to "make the world safe for democracy," when it was really a war to make the world safe for the Western imperial powers.
6 reason to watch college football this year is UTEP, where Mike Price, quarterback Jordan Palmer and one of the country's best groups of receivers plan to continue last year's improvement.
Gain also cannot be excluded or limited if the taxpayer's primary reason for selling the residence is a preference for a different residence or improvement in financial circumstances.
The reason why--the recent fire--gives me a rationale to buy into it, a believable explanation of why I might really get 50 percent off, rather than just another garden-variety, totally unbelievable and unmotivating "half price sale.
Males who had not yet had sex were more likely than females to say that one reason for their decision was they believed that most students did not have sex.
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.
And yet, for Caputo, this conclusion seemingly echoes Kant's famous introduction to the Critique of Pure Reason, where Kant says he has been forced to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith.