Thursday, February 6, 2020

On Reason And Instinct

The first knowledge that a man acquires is through instinct—reason enters at a later stage, and its primary role is to analyze and confirm the knowledge that instinct has acquired. The idea of supremacy of reason is a myth. Reason is not superior to instinct; both play an equally important role for acquiring knowledge. Along with being an age of reason, the modern age is also an age of instinct. The proficiency in the use of reason is the mark of a technical man; the proficiency in the use of instinct is the mark of a wise man. Progress happens when technical knowledge and wisdom march hand in hand.

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