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THE DEFINITION OF REASON BY CHRISTOPHER ROBISON

WE ARE THE STORM: FICTION BY LAURE VAN RENSBURG
June 29, 2019
FIVE:2:ONE ISSUE 21
July 5, 2019

 

Reason

/’rēzən/

 

Noun

  1.  That which differentiates humans from animals

“Reason divides man and beast, in the great chain of being”

Synonyms: logic, cognition, rationality

  1. Thinking that is based solely on facts

“Reason finds its grounding in fact, opinions have no place in a reasonable argument”

Synonyms: rational, logicality, cognition

Antonyms: Irrational, Illogical

  1. Justification involving facts for an action taken

“Tell me the reason you killed your own son, did you use that very reason? Was he a

beast? Did he not argue with logic?”

Synonyms: justification, cause, basis

Antonyms: condemnation

  1. The cause of an event

“What reason do you have to question me? The facts point to his decaying logic, he was

becoming a beast.”

Synonyms: grounds, ground, rationale

 

Verb

  1.  To think and judge based of thinking borne from logically sound arguments

“So you reason that your own son was degrading? This was…

Was this your mercy?”
Synonyms: to use some common sense

Antonyms: To act upon one’s own folly

  1. To understand through logic

“This reason became my mercy to him, a show of truth before his fall.”

Synonyms: to think things completely through

Antonyms: To act upon impulse

 


Christopher J. Robison was born in Lock haven, Pennsylvania. He is a student at Coe College. This would be his first publication.