from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The quality or condition of being rational.
- n. A rational belief or practice.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Quality or state of being rational; agreement with reason; possession of reason; due exercise of reason; reasonableness.
- n. Objectivity, considerateness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being rational; agreement with reason; possession of reason; due exercise of reason; reasonableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The rational faculty; the power of reasoning; possession of reason; intelligence.
- n. The character of being rational; accordance with reason; reasonableness; congruity; fitness.
- n. The exercise, result, or manifestation of reason; rational principle, motive, or causation; basis in reason.
- n. In mathematics, the state of corresponding to or being producible by a rational transformation or operation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the state of having good sense and sound judgment
- n. the quality of being consistent with or based on logic
A careful reading of numerous usages of the term rationality, which need not be retraced here, suggests that this is the meaning most often implied when the term is used Simon 1976, p.
People's rationality is difficult to assess, and what makes behavioral economics so interesting.
Well, if that were true, it seems to me that European governments -- given their vaunted rationality is such matters -- would put all below-average workers on the dole or give them early retirement and let the other half of the work force support them.
Overall, I suspect greater intelligence and rationality is associated with lower prejudice, but not very strongly.
This widens the potential number of people who can benefit from the technology because rationality is not a requirement for use.
The notion that all rationality is based on intuitions is incorrect.
Moreso, I'd agree that rationality is real (otherwise, what are we talking about?)
First of all, I agree that a useful definition of rationality is not completely without subjective content.
You may say that subjectivity in the definition of rationality is a problem.
The idea that people have a rational relationship with rationality is just incorrect in many cases.