• Noun: a rational motive for a belief or action; examples: "the reason that war was declared", "the grounds for their declaration"
• Noun: an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon; example: "the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly"
• Noun: the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination; example: "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"
• Noun: the state of having good sense and sound judgment; examples: "his rationality may have been impaired", "he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions"
• Noun: a justification for something existing or happening; examples: "he had no cause to complain", "they had good reason to rejoice"
• Noun: a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion; example: "there is reason to believe he is lying"
• Verb: decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion; example: "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"
• Verb: present reasons and arguments
• Verb: think logically; example: "The children must learn to reason"
The only objects of practical reason are therefore those of good and evil. For by the former is meant an object necessarily desired according to a principle of reason; by the latter one necessarily shunned, also according to a principle of reason.
Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.