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The intellect is 'rational' only secundum quid, "insofar as it is a requisite for the act of the rational faculty," (62) namely, the will.
We aren't investigating the potentially contentious relationship between self-contained passions or instincts and a self-contained rational faculty (our brains), but rather how our brains transmute our animal instincts and place us in an often untenable situation.
Like every form of determinism," Rand wrote in The Virtue of Selfishness, "racism invalidates the specific attribute which distinguishes man from all other living species: his rational faculty.
A spirit is the nonphysical part of a person, the part that subsumes his consciousness, his rational faculty, his choices, character, and emotions.
In a proto-Freudian move, Socrates explains that everyone has such desires, since they occasionally emerge in our nightly dreams when our rational faculty is not on guard; only the tyrannical man allows these desires to surface while awake.
And that to embrace faith one has to suspend his rational faculty and concentrate upon heart alone, so that it may absorb the Divine light and become illuminated by it.
The "story of Islamic philosophy" argues Bashier (Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel), is the story of the move from a rationalistic phase through to a recognition of the limits of the rational faculty and openness to mystical illumination, or liminal philosophy.
What makes the soul special is its rational faculty, its capacity to reason.
Harpur notes that "the experience of mystics has usually revolved around a direct apprehension or awareness of God--an experience that goes beyond the rational faculty of the mind and self-willed activity.
Reformation consists in a process of "refinement" under the guidance of the rational faculty.
Maimonides never explicitly discusses the practical intellect and tends to subsume it under the more general rubric of the rational faculty.
As a preliminary strategy, Luis de Granada recommended that one recite the Pater Noster or the Ave Maria, giving the rational faculty of the mind an opportunity to become aware of the burgeoning power of rage.