Tag Archives: reason

Reason sees reasons to doubt.

Passion feels one way and then another. Commitment alone breaks these deadlocks of skepticism and ambivalence.

Reason and radicalism.

Reformism is looking increasingly irresponsible, if not irrational.

Enlightenment reasoning.

The only way to defeat an argument is to present it in the strongest possible light.

Political science, you trained and employ me.

The only thing you haven’t given me is a reason to stay.

A working self-definition.

An aphorist is a writer who reasons that rationalizations are wordy.

There is no reason to carry on.

Yet I carry on with pleasure and with pain.

Anarchists are supposedly anti-authoritarian.

Hence the paradox of anarchists with a rationalist conception of reason.

Four basic thoughts of the self.

(1) I am. (2) This is who I am. (3) This is how I compare with others. (4) This is why I am.

They will not recognize the force of reason.

These students only respond to market incentives and TV-professor shenanigans.

Why do I get up in the morning?

It’s a habit and a convention. Those are reasons enough.