virus: Reason and Intuition (was: Belief and Knowledge)

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 14 Jul 1997 15:22:04 -0700 (PDT)

I'm the better part of a week behind on the list, so if this has already
been said or the thread skewed of in another direction by now, please

On Thu, 10 Jul 1997, David McFadzean wrote:

> If you
> don't like my terminology, PLEASE feel free to supply your own.
> I've run out of synonyms for the act of behaving in accordance to
> reason.

As I understand it (the dreaded weak link in all this), "reasoning" is
something that is done by a conscious mind. If this is so, we cannot say
that reasoning goes on subconsciously. There may be a process at work,
but to call it reasoning is to mix up the terms.

"Intuition" may be a better term for this process. Or perhaps someone can
offer an even better term.

-Prof. Tim