|Overview: Rational Thought|
|Function||Decision MakingProblem SolvingStrategy|
|Value||Making decisions that are likely to be viewed as reasonable by the standards of human judgement.|
|Related Techniques||Critical Thinking|
Rational vs Logical: What's the difference?
John Spacey, October 20, 2015
Rational thought is a state of being reasonable that can only be judged by other humans. That is to say that it differs from logic that can be shown to be correct with a mathematical proof.It is widely accepted that humans aren't logic processing machines and that human judgements differ from logic. It can be argued that illogical thought is the basic for social success, artistic achievement and other foundations of human culture that have great value. Pure logic is often perceived as cold and calculated. Rational thought is often somewhat logical but includes factors such as emotion, imagination, culture, language and social conventions.
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