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Nelson Robert Nelson Professor Embree PHI 2010 1/28/11 Reason Reason can be used in anything that needs an answer, where the answer needs at least some thought. It is defined as using logic to think of a solution to a problem or explanation for an answer, and can also be defined as the cause of an occurrence. In philosophy there are those that analyze human understanding and what it means to have knowledge. These are the epistemologists, split into two groups with different views on knowledge and reason; the rationalists and empiricists, both which have good “reason” for their understandings. Plato is one philosopher who used reason very well to state an accurate way of thought, and his views are most common to our science. His understanding that reason is most effective through the scientific method is one form of reason, and another is that reason comes from the knowledge we already know, both being the main views of reason.
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course PHI 2010 taught by Professor Dobson during the Spring '08 term at FAU.

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