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  • noun philosophy “Right reason”, which regards virtue as desirable in itself.

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First attested in 1677; Latin: rēcta (the feminine nominative singular form of rēctus, “right”, “proper”) + ratiō ("reason”, “calculation"), a calque of the Ancient Greek ὀρθὸς λόγος (orthos logos, "right reason").

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