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hyperrationality

Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being hyperrational.

Etymologies

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hyper- +‎ rationality

Examples

  • Associated with these ideas about art and its cultural significance are: (1) the surplus energy or leisure theory of culture, seeing art and play as products of superfluity after basic needs have been met; (2) education, imitation, and vicarious experience theories, whereby art and play are valued for the way in which men can encounter harsh realities harmlessly; (3) metaphysical theories equating the two because of an “as if” element in both, ulti - mately extending to epistemology and science; (4) “the child-in-the-man” theories emphasizing naiveté and unconscious processes as contrasted with sophisticated hyperrationality.

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