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Do you think consciousness is naturally inclined to reason?

Granted that reason is subjective; I’m talking about a generally accepted form of a reason that most can accept. And if it’s not inclined to a reason, would it seem justifiable to change one’s mentality to suit the majority’s will?


  1. consciousness is the answer of inner core of the individual, where as reason is the persons analysis of the situation to gain net results of that particular item of situation. The individuals may change their opinion on the majority will , based on the mental ability of that particular person and reason on the situation arise at that particular movement…..

  2. Conscience is filtered through ego to produce subjective concept of “reason”. Environmental influences during maturity shapes the concept of reason. A person in a different culture may ,and probably does,have a different concept of what is reasonable.

  3. Reason is the faculty that identifies and integrates the material provided by man’s senses. It cannot be inclined to anything but reason.
    Rationality is the end result of reason, if the rules of syllogistic logic are followed, ie., if no fallacies are committed in the attempt to reach a rational conclusion.
    I presume you mean “human” consciousnes, because the lower species are certainly conscious, but they are not cognitive of their own consciousness. They are self-aware: they groom, they feed, they bathe, they nurse each other when they are sick, they defend their tribe or their herd from others and from natural prey. But we say this is due to instinct, not to rationality.
    There may be “reason” involved in the process of “instinct”, but instinctual behavior is not “rational behavior” no matter how much it advances the survival of the species, the herd, or the individual.
    Reason is not subjective; it is a faculty, just as sight and hearing are. But the process of using it is governed by rules we call epistemology. Epistemology is the science of Identity. Epistemological principles are subjective in the sense that the subject must make sense of them, and then utilize them. Each of us does that differently.
    But to the extent that the epistemological principles one uses leads one to the proper universal and particular Identity of a thing, ie., to comprehending its “essence”, then that is the extent to which such principles may be said to be “objective”, because they then match objective, empirical reality.


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