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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

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.
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Listening to Reason is, as I have indicated, a work of cultural history and cultural critique rather than a work of musicology, and the music scholar will not make it far into the book without becoming aware of the limitations of this perspective.
I have intervened personally to try to get a resolution to this conflict but Sefton Council is not listening to reason," said general secretary Dave Prentis.
It's doggedly addicted to self-destructive activity and it's incapable of listening to reason.