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Writing is reason

Monday, February 20th, 2012

We all hope and expect to be ruled by reason.

Years before we become adults, our childish instincts are firmly aligned with fair play. The child’s strident cry of “that’s not fair!” is invariably well-founded, but where does it come from?

The first source is the natural, innate sense of fairness. Later we gain access to a more detached, educated, adult understanding of justice.

Between the childish sense of fairness and the adult construction of justice lie years of exposure to varying levels of reason. Language links them together. Continue Reading…