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reason

The faculty by which new information is derived from old, judgement exercised and argument pursued.
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The relationship of reason with essence is like that of the sun with our eyes, that is when reason dominates over the details of the imagination, the light of the reason shines on them and separates them from other objects and are matched within the rational soul.
Avicenna compares the levels of reason with the levels of writing potentiality that is an absolute power in children and has not actualized.
This example illustrates the fact that a reason can be a (good) contrastive reason with respect to one pair of alternatives, but not a good contrastive reason with respect to another, different pair of alternatives.