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... Essay Writing 11 January 2009 Evaluate the Strengths and Weaknesses of Reason as a Way of Knowing Humans have multiple ways of knowing and reason is one. Somerville mentioned among others as “human memory; imagination and creativity; intuition; experiential knowledge; and "examined" emotions.” Reason can be used in many ways, e.g., to discover, to create, to justify, to assess knowledge claims, to accept, or to reject. Like any other ways, reason has strengths and weaknesses that any user must consider in order to take hold of the effects that it might cause. Some strengths and weaknesses are discussed below:
A. Positive Aspects about Reasoning: Strengt...