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  • adjective Alternative spelling of non-rational.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation
  • adjective not based on reason

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Examples

  • True that ads drive brand loyalty in nonrational ways dealing with a particular product.

    IPSC: trademark and the consumer

  • True that ads drive brand loyalty in nonrational ways dealing with a particular product.

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • The German word Einfühling literally means “feeling into another” and conveys the somewhat primitive, nonrational quality of empathy.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • The German word Einfühling literally means “feeling into another” and conveys the somewhat primitive, nonrational quality of empathy.

    Red Flags or Red Herrings?

  • Pareto's 1901 essay "The Rise and Fall of Elites," conveys two themes to which Schumpeter would return time and time again: the inevitability of elites, and the importance of nonrational and nonlogical drives in explaining social action.

    Jerry Muller on Schumpeter, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • We have no ability to envision, or to say much that makes sense about, either a rationality that transcends time and space or a nonrational process that brought time and space into being.

    Science

  • In such circumstances, arguments are invented to justify actions that were arrived at before the facts were examined, motivated by nonrational drives.p. 306:

    Jerry Muller on Schumpeter, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Arguing over such things and what they mean is great fun, so it's disappointing, part-way into "Mind Over Money," to see the show staggering toward a pit of ancient dung about an alleged struggle between economists who believe in efficient markets and study price signals, and behaviorists who study examples of seemingly nonrational economic behavior, such as "present bias."

    Too Crazed to Trade?

  • We have no ability to envision, or to say much that makes sense about, either a rationality that transcends time and space or a nonrational process that brought time and space into being.

    God and the Megaverse

  • We have no ability to envision, or to say much that makes sense about, either a rationality that transcends time and space or a nonrational process that brought time and space into being.

    Stromata Blog:

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