Evaluate The Role Of Reason As A Way Of Knowing

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Janika Hirvi Evaluate the role of reason as a way of knowing Sometimes I am surrounded by a lot of questionable things, whether there is someone controlling us, are we real, how do we know things? For these questions there are no right or wrong answers, but can we know, when our knowledge is heading into the right direction? In the world there are a lot of things were you can doubt, but still you have to make your own decisions what no one else can do for you, other people can just persuade you. We can assume many things, what are not explainable with reason, but it can lead us to a false conclusion. When conclusions are made, they are made usually through reasoning. Reasoning is the process of forming conclusions, judgements, or inferences from facts or premises. For me it means that every decision or belief what I do or make is going through my reasons and through these reasons I am making my conclusions. We can also learn through reasoning, if we know that candle is hot and it burns, then we will not put our fingers in there. Therefore we have gained some knowledge, that fire burns. Reasoning can be based on previous observations or experiences. For example after the night the day will come, so I assume that it happens every day. It is something what happens always, it is the general statement. How do we know things? There are different ways of knowing; through emotions, feelings, sense perceptions etc. We use logic, deduction, and induction, to reach conclusions we think are true. Conclusions reached in this way are considered more certain than sense perceptions on their own. In the other hand, if such reasoned conclusions are only built originally upon a organization of sense perceptions, then the arguments what are being considered. They lead us to our most logical conclusions, they can never be said to be certain because they are built upon
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