practical-reason

practical reason

noun
(in Kantian ethics) reason applied to the problem of action and choice, especially in ethical matters.

Origin:
1895–1900

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practical reason or practical reasoning
 
n
1.  the faculty by which human beings determine how to act
2.  reasoning concerning the relative merits of actions
3.  the principles governing arguments which issue in actions or intentions to act
 
practical reasoning or practical reasoning
 
n

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