# What do you think it means to act rationally?

**Rational**- Based on or in accordance with reason or logic. You

**act rationally**when you use objective thinking, logic, scientific method, arguments, questions etc. Opposed to acting irrationally that

**means**acting according to how you feel in the moment without consciously understanding what you are doing.

A.

### What does it mean for a person to be rational?

**Rational means**to think in a reasonable way. Reasonable

**means**either having fair, sensible or sound judgment, or as much as appropriate or fair (moderate, in other words).

**Rational**people therefore are supposed to be those who make statements or decisions by reasoned thinking based on facts.

#### What is a rational thinking?

**Rational thinking**in the epistemic sense is the art of arriving at true beliefs. For example, it is**rational**to**think**that the earth revolves around the sun. There are some tools like Bayesian probability theory that can help to promote**rational thinking**.#### What is the definition of rational?

In mathematics, a**rational**number is any number that can be expressed as the quotient or fraction p/q of two integers, a numerator p and a non-zero denominator q. Since q may be equal to 1, every integer is a**rational**number.#### What is an irrational person?

When someone is being**irrational**, they don't listen to reason, logic, or even common sense. They are laser focused to fulfill a need. And until that need is fulfilled, or they snap out of it, the**irrational person**can be unpredictable and sometimes even dangerous.

B.

### What is rational thinking in philosophy?

It means a commitment to the principle that all of one's convictions, values, goals, desires and actions must be based on, derived from, chosen and validated by a process of thought. Ayn Rand.

**Rationality**is the habit of acting by reason, which means in accordance with the facts of reality.#### What is reason in philosophy?

**Reason**is the capacity for consciously making sense of things, establishing and verifying facts, applying logic, and changing or justifying practices, institutions, and beliefs based on new or existing information. The**philosophical**field of logic studies ways in which humans**reason**formally through argument.#### What does it mean to be a rational actor?

A**rational actor**is not a reasonable**actor**. It is not somebody who has the same goals or values as we have. In international affairs or economics, the term**rational actor**is used to describe somebody who is concerned about their survival, prosperity or strength and is making calculations on the basis of these concerns.#### What is the most underreported crime?

It is commonly assumed that most of the**rape**cases go unreported; some estimates go up to or above 90%. (See also**Rape**reporting.) Non-recognition of domestic violence may lead to under-reporting. Murders are sometimes not reported.

C.

### What is a rational explanation?

At the end logical systems are on ingredient among others to go toward a

**rational explanation**. A**rational explanation**is an**explanation**that is coherent with a large system of though. At some point, It is the efficiency of logic that legitimates logic and, it is the efficiency of an**explanation**that makes it**rational**.#### How can you be rational?

**Method 1****Becoming Rational**- Become solution-oriented.
- Recognize flaws in your thinking.
- Question your purposes and goals.
- Be mindful of emotions.
- Keep a journal to analyze your thoughts.
- Adjust your thinking to make it more effective.

#### Are fractions rational numbers?

**Rational Numbers**: Any**number**that can be written in**fraction**form is a**rational number**. This includes integers, terminating decimals, and repeating decimals as well as**fractions**. An integer can be written as a**fraction**simply by giving it a denominator of one, so any integer is a**rational number**.#### What is the definition of irrational numbers?

An**irrational number**is a**number**that cannot be expressed as a fraction for any integers and .**Irrational numbers**have decimal expansions that neither terminate nor become periodic. Every transcendental**number**is**irrational**.

Updated: 2nd September 2018