Reasoning – Discursive Thinking

If you can come up with 10 good reasons to start something new, then it’s probably worth the effort? The process of thinking up a number of reasons to begin a project is often the easy part, whereas the task of weighing out the costs & sacrifices can be a cumbersome affair. There is also the matter of trying to figure out whether or not the work can be sustained once put into action. Do you have the means to reach the goal? Have you the capacity, time, energy, connections and resources to reach your end in mind? These trailing questions allow us to avail of reason in a more discursive way. It allows for deliberation; a sort of investigation that allows one to think their way through to the end and piece together an order that is both practical and immediate. Let’s flesh out this concept some more. My video above will attempt to show in part how reason is an integral aspect of prudence.

Love & light,

JY

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About Jason Youngman

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night's sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.
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2 Responses to Reasoning – Discursive Thinking

  1. Aquileana says:

    Interesting to learn about the differences between Reason and Intellect. I liked what you say about practical reasoning and “the idea of focus”… and how Reason could be used with many purposes, not all of the “good”. The ancient greek word Nous, understood as the faculty of the human mind which is described in classical philosophy as necessary for understanding what is true or real seemed to be related to “Intellect” … At the same time, the word Logos (the reason implicit in the cosmos, ordering it and giving it form and meaning) could be linked to Reason…
    Great post & video dear Jason… Love & best wishes 🙂

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