Anti-rational



agreeable to reason; reasonable; sensible:
a rational plan for economic development.
having or exercising reason, sound judgment, or good sense:
a calm and rational negotiator.
being in or characterized by full possession of one’s reason; sane; lucid:
The patient appeared perfectly rational.
endowed with the faculty of reason:
rational beings.
of, relating to, or constituting reasoning powers:
the rational faculty.
proceeding or derived from reason or based on reasoning:
a rational explanation.
Mathematics.

capable of being expressed exactly by a ratio of two integers.
(of a function) capable of being expressed exactly by a ratio of two polynomials.

Classical Prosody. capable of measurement in terms of the metrical unit or mora.
Mathematics, .
Historical Examples

Not only are judgements of worth never rationalizable—they are anti-rational.
Tragic Sense Of Life Miguel de Unamuno

This amounts to saying that reality is never fully rational, but is engaged in a struggle between the rational and anti-rational.
International Congress of Arts and Science, Volume I Various

adjective
using reason or logic in thinking out a problem
in accordance with the principles of logic or reason; reasonable
of sound mind; sane: the patient seemed quite rational
endowed with the capacity to reason; capable of logical thought: man is a rational being
(maths) expressible as a ratio of two integers or polynomials: a rational number; a rational function
noun
(maths) a rational number
adj.

late 14c., “pertaining to reason;” mid-15c., “endowed with reason,” from Old French racionel and directly from Latin rationalis “of or belonging to reason, reasonable,” from ratio (genitive rationis) “reckoning, calculation, reason” (see ratio).

rational ra·tion·al (rāsh’ə-nəl)
adj.

Having or exercising the ability to reason.

Influenced by reasoning rather than by emotion.

Of sound mind; sane.

Based on scientific knowledge or theory rather than practical observation.

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