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reason

1. Philosophy the intellect regarded as a source of knowledge, as contrasted with experience
2. Logic grounds for a belief; a premise of an argument supporting that belief
3. reasons of State political justifications for an immoral act
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reason

the capacity of the human mind to make logical inferences, undertake rational arguments, understand the world, solve problems. What the nature, social determinants and limits of this capacity are, however, is much debated. See RATIONALISM IDEALISM, EMPIRICISM, ONTOLOGY; see also PRACTICAL REASONING.
Collins Dictionary of Sociology, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2000
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"We feel that the drop back to seven furlongs is going to suit Beyond Reason and she has definitely come forward for her first run of the year," said Charlie Appleby.
Beyond Reason, who is trained by in-form Godolphin handler Charlie Appleby is looking to add a third pattern race victory to the two she has already claimed, both coming at Deauville, France where she won the Group 3 Prix Six Perfections in July and then the Group 2 Prix du Calvados the following month.
Each of us lawyers were taught the principles of American justice, and each of us knows how our courts have deviated wildly from those principles and the rules of juridical reasoning that used to constrain jurists from stretching the law beyond reason and prevented lawyers from making a game of the process instead of sticking to those principles for the sake of what's right and just (instead of allowing lawyers to line their pockets by abusing discovery and delaying judgments so they can unnecessarily take their case to trial to make more money instead of putting their opponents to their proof before trial).
Al-Mousawi called for striking with an iron fist, especially after the liberation of all of Iraq's cities from terrorism, and called for uncovering the corruption files that tied Iraq to large debts and made simple citizens reap the scourge of living due to corruption and thefts that went beyond reason.
The actions and behavior of the police are beyond reason. As they seek to comply with the bloodlust of President Duterte, they are devoid of any moral compass and ravage families and communities.
In fact, Leicester University held a conference not long ago with the title "Religion and Fandom." A true fan, like a religious devotee, believes beyond reason, has faith regardless of facts, and enthuses fully.
The love beyond reason all yearn for in the quietness of dreams,
"It escalated beyond reason so I took the [tweet] down" he said.
Their topics include how to become a successful Hegelian, identifying and justifying moral norms: necessary basics, advance refusals and the personal identity objection, beyond reason: the legal importance of emotions, public goods in the ethical reconsideration of research innovation, fidelity to international law: on international courts and politics, and legal idealism and global law.
We need to go beyond reason and get that thing out of us which makes us extraordinary, because ordinary will not be enough."
The fix is in: we are hopeless Jim Harrison fans, and his recent death moved our reverence beyond reason -- he alone spoke our Mother Tongue.
This country and the grace of God have blessed my family beyond reason, and giving back just shouldn't be this fun," said founder and shoot chair Mike Reynolds.