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2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 7. Status of Reason

[importance of reason in human life]

17 ideas
Seek salvation in the wisdom of reason [Anon (Bhag)]
The greatest misfortune for a person is to develop a dislike for argument [Plato]
It is readily agreed that thinking is the most godlike of things in our experience [Aristotle]
Intelligence which looks ahead is a natural master, while bodily strength is a natural slave [Aristotle]
Reason is a more powerful persuader than gold [Democritus (attr)]
Early empiricists said reason was just a useless concept introduced by philosophers [Galen, by Frede,M]
Since Plato all philosophers have followed the herd, except Descartes, stuck in superficial reason [Nietzsche on Descartes]
If a decision is in accord with right reason, everyone can agree with it [Cumberland]
Opposition to reason is mad [Locke]
Opposing reason is opposing truth, since reason is a chain of truths [Leibniz]
Reason is and ought to be the slave of the passions [Hume]
For Fichte there is no God outside the ego, and 'our religion is reason' [Fichte, by Feuerbach]
I want to understand the Socratic idea that 'reason equals virtue equals happiness' [Nietzsche]
Reason is a mere idiosyncrasy of a certain species of animal [Nietzsche]
Reason is just another organic drive, developing late, and fighting for equality [Nietzsche]
Foucault originally felt that liberating reason had become an instrument of domination [Foucault, by Gutting]
Do aesthetic reasons count as reasons, if they are rejectable without contradiction? [Scruton]