Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 1 month ago

Is rationality the methodological attempt to align our ideas of ‘what is’ with ‘what is’? Why or why not ?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    It is the problem of the One and the Many -- which Classical Thought, Judaism and Christianity have solved by the idea of the Logos (or in Chinese Bibles , the TAO), namely that the same God made all that is, it is consistent and it is reasonable. And because man is in image of God then reason speaks to reason .

  • j153e
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A more precise phrase is "the correspondence theory of truth," which early Wittgenstein ("Tractatus") exemplified:  A asks for a B, and C gives a B to A; the B-word corresponds to the B.

    "Epistemic justification" <--- rationality <--- good reason.

    "Good reason" = an acceptably axiomized process.  

    Axioms are there are differences among selves, different "acceptable axiomizations" will develop different "good reasons."

    Godel proved that (~) non-trivially axiomized systems are necessarily incomplete (i.e., containing true/false claims that are unresolvable within that particular schema).

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    "what is" and "what is" are exactly the same.  ???

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