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reason

The faculty by which new information is derived from old, judgement exercised and argument pursued.
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An army officer for seven "lost" years, as he called them, and disillusioned with reason after reading Kant, he put his faith in emotion.
With memory we recall the dangers and evils of the past, and with reason and prudence we anticipate and fear dangers and evils in the future." Sabuco subordinated to these crucial cognitive virtues all other psychic powers, including the passions, for it was only under the influence of reason, he held, "that we learn to love and to desire, to fear and to hate, to harbor hope and despair, to experience joy and pleasure, anger, grief, care, and anxiety." As a result of the overarching demands of rational reflection in our mental lives, Sabuco determined, "we are the only creatures on earth to experience the specifically 'spiritual' troubles of anxiety about the present, remorse about the past, fear, concern, and dread about the future."
If the exoteric meaning is at variance with reason, the text must be interpreted according to reason.
In early October, he spoke with reason Editor-in-Chief Nick Gillespie about the origins of The Road to Serfdom, its continuing relevance, and Hayek's legacy in the 20th century--and in the 21st.