Meeting june 21st, 2017

Discussion about Reason – Part I

Reference: Marias, J. Introdução à Filosofia. São Paulo: Livraria Duas Cidades, 1995. Capítulo 5: A Razão.

We began the discussion of the text “Reason”. The group addressed the following topics:

  • Fallacies: suppression of the final cause, polylogism (a term coined by von Mises) and nominalism.
  • The etymology of the word “understand”: grasp, grasp with the mind the reality.
  • Indication of considering a conception of worldview, based on the perspectives and theoretical framework of the group, as an alternative to the paradigm conception.
  • The noos, the logos and their connection.
  • Apprehension of reality as it is.
  • Instrumental and substantive rationality.
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