irrationality


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irrationality

(ĭ-răsh′ə-năl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. irrationali·ties
1. The state or quality of being irrational.
2. An irrational idea, expression, or act.
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Thus, by identifying a form of masking rhetoric--the irrationality claim--Banks has provided prima facie evidence that the grievances he uncovers would be subject to contentious public debate.
The question remains whether the explanation of instrumental irrationality is where Wallace locates it, namely in the fact that instrumental irrationality leads to holding this incoherent set of beliefs.
The only defence against irrationality is to develop processes that the mind is trained to follow.
However, this irrationality likely stemmed from the psychological need to ignore problems that have no easy solutions.
Historically, many have been comforted by the thought that irrationality would produce mainly noise, or random deviation from the dominant tendency.
Nuts: A Collection of the Cult-Hit Columns" is a collection of writings from Joe Dungan who seeks to prove the insanity of Los Angelans and encourage people to stay far, far away from the incessant madness and be glad they don't live in a town where irrationality is law.
Ariely shows that in terms of the standard economic analysis irrationality is commonplace--and, he maintains, predictable.
What is happening in this region of Peru is a monumental crime against the natural world, the tribes, the fauna and is further testimony to the complete irrationality with which we, 'the civilised', treat the world.
MANAMA: The current market irrationality is an opportunity for people to invest heavily in India, says two experts from one of India's top stock brokers.
These fires are the result of irresponsibility and irrationality," she said.
The notion of rational irrationality is inspired by recognition that economic policy is a public good.
The current subprime problems are the result of borrower and lender irrationality, and of government intervention in the market to 'help homeowners.