Talk:reason

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I think this needs reverting/some editing. The last change didn't make the definition any clearer. trunkie 09:45, 8 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Wow, this entry has needed cleanup for a long time. - -sche (discuss) 22:33, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

RFV discussion: April–October 2012[edit]

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Rfv-sense 2x:

  1. "proof, more or less decisive, for an opinion or a conclusion"
  2. "(obsolete) due exercise of the reasoning faculty"

Tagged a couple years ago but not listed. - -sche (discuss) 20:09, 23 April 2012 (UTC)

2. seems to be referring to its use in premodern philosophy / theology (and discussions about them), which should be well-attested. It's quite hard to verify because it's difficult to distinguish from the "rational thinking" definition, but the distinction does hold. --Tyrannus Mundi (talk) 00:37, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
I've deleted the first sense ("proof") as RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 00:09, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed/resolved. - -sche (discuss) 19:37, 1 October 2012 (UTC)


RFC discussion: January 2007–July 2009[edit]

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Do we really need an obtuse paragraph for each definition? Perhaps someone could pare this down to something more reasonable? --Connel MacKenzie 04:41, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

I'm doing something similar; a list of 850 (later 1000) words with an exact concept in spanish and italian. The "weight of the word" (so to speak) is based also on if it has or not a direct translation in 1 word. The uses are different (to manage a basic vocabulary on N languages); but it may help. I'm basing first on the "simple english" dictionary, with some deletions and additions and later on a vocabulary based on frequency that I found (in ~5 languages).
At least it's a way to study languages, but I may give input on this category. This dictionary is on my userpage--Esteban.barahona 19:52, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
The definition looks fine now - at least to me - can we strike this discussion or is there yet work to be done? L☺g☺maniac chat? 17:18, 31 July 2009 (UTC)