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Single Idea 3077

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 4. Aims of Reason]

Full Idea

Reasoning could be treated as a functionally defined process that is partly defined in terms of its role in giving a person knowledge.

Gist of Idea

Reasoning might be defined in terms of its functional role, which is to produce knowledge


Gilbert Harman (Thought [1973], 3.6)

Book Reference

Harman,Gilbert: 'Thought' [Princeton 1977], p.47