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Rationality, philosophy: rationality is the ability of a being to consciously adapt to a situation due to the generalizations of his experiences. It can also be rational to want to learn something new. See also system, order, creativity, discoveries, evaluation, repetition.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Hannah Arendt on Rationality - Dictionary of Arguments

Weizenbaum I 29
Rationality/History/Arendt, Hannah/Weizenbaum: (H. Arendt 1972)(1): Arendt about politicians in the Pentagon:... wanted to constantly find laws with which political and historical facts could be explained and predicted, as if they were made with the same necessity and thus reliability as the physicists of natural events used to believe in the past.
An extremely irrational trust in the predictability of reality has become the leitmotif of decision-making.
, >Prediction, cf. >Anomalous monism.
Weizenbaum: after all, almost all political confrontations, whether between races or between rulers and the dominated, have been perceived as mere shortcomings of communication.
>Communication, >Politics.

1. H. Arendt, Crises of the Republic, NY, 1972, p. 11f.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Arendt I
H. Arendt
Crises of the Republic: Lying in Politics. Civil Disobedience. On Violence. Thoughts on Politics and Revolution Boston 1972

Weizenbaum I
Joseph Weizenbaum
Computer Power and Human Reason. From Judgment to Calculation, W. H. Freeman & Comp. 1976
German Edition:
Die Macht der Computer und die Ohnmacht der Vernunft Frankfurt/M. 1978

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