Sunday, 23 April 2017
-John C. Wright, The Golden Age (New York, 2003), p. 192.
We have discussed these issues in relation to Poul Anderson's works. See links here and here.
"Nonrational" can mean either pre- or trans-rational. Only "trans-" would be "higher." Instincts, dreams and intuitions are different phenomena. Instincts are prerational. A dream might be the vehicle for an intuition which might be a realization resulting from unconscious mental processes and therefore not from conscious reasoning. Logic is consistency between propositions, therefore basic to any thought. An intuiton not arrived at by logically reasoning would nevertheless have to be thought about logically.