The Function of Reason

Contrary to the standard view of reason as a capacity that enhances the individual in his or her cognitive capacities—the standard image is of Rodin’s "Thinker," thinking on his own and discovering new ideas—what we say now is that the basic functions of reason are social.

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Dan Sperber, Edge.org, 2.22.17
URL: http://getab.li/10a4
Language:English

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