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Proceedings of the XXII World Congress of Philosophy

Volume 53, 2008

Theory of Knowledge

Elena Leonteva
Pages 163-169
DOI: 10.5840/wcp2220085325

Rationality in General and its Specific Type

The concept of rationality in general suggested in given paper may be considered as the initial theoretical abstraction that could become the starting point of rationality analysis. The “abstract concept” that is free from any sort of rationality individual being, indifferent and formal towards any particular stage of its becomingness, permits to specify the key attributes and principles which determine its fundamental sense. The rationality attributes realization is going through the external characteristics acquisition that is the process of rationality actual being becoming. In this case external characteristics are axiological, praxiological, cultural‐historical, and existential attributes that “inbreathe” rationality the “vital force” which allows it to abandon the realm of total abstraction.