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I vote that this page be renamed 'theoretical reason', with a redirect for those searching for 'speculative reason'. 'Theoretical reason' is the more commonly used term in philosophy, and 'speculative reason' seems misleading as it seems to involve 'speculating'. Anarchia 01:40, 29 September 2006 (UTC)
Pure Reason is not speculative reasoning. In spwculation our judgment is based on our peception, conviction and motivation. Since we are the products of the System of Life that includes our being and all other forms in the Universe we belong to this System that has a strict moral code. Though we belong to that due to our birth we get alienated from it when the social institutions that we have developed on the basis of our reasoning take hold of the mind. When we regain our intellectual and emotional relationship with the System (of God) we are guided by the System in the management of life. Then the mind attains 'Pure Reason', and the mind here is not guided by the parochial reasoning. In ancient India this state of the mind was called 'kevala'- the mind regains the ability to know the knowledge that belongs to the System. This led to the evolution of a highesr social class that seperated itself from the rest asserting itself to the intermediary of God- the brahmin class. The term brahmin evolved from 'brahmam' which means the Universe. So Pure Reason is not speculative reasoning, it is the real reasoning of the human mind that transcends the time-based perceptions. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Purereason (talk • contribs) 16:46, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
Hi.Although I want the title to stay "Speculative", the comments above help me resolve some confusion about the term speculation, helping me restore a familiar sense of what it means to speculate. I haven't been able to think around the word because I knew it had a heavyweight set of associations in Greek and European philosophy. Reading just now I needed to know something of that heavyweight history (how the word 'speculative' was being used, even roughly) and the Wikipedia article here gives me just that, and I wouldn't have found it if it hadn't been under "Speculative". Yes and it is interesting to know that theoretical reason is another way of saying that. (Mark Joseph (talk) 15:28, 2 July 2010 (UTC)).