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Purpose vs. Reason

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Main Difference

The main difference between Purpose and Reason is that the agent's specific purpose in performing an action or series of actions, the end or goal that is aimed at and Reason is a capacity for consciously making sense of things

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  • Purpose (noun)

    An thumb|"purpose".

  • Purpose (noun)

    A result that is desired; an intention.

  • Purpose (noun)

    The act of intending to do something; resolution; determination.

  • Purpose (noun)

    The subject of discourse; the point at issue.

  • Purpose (noun)

    The reason for which something is done, or the reason it is done in a particular way.

    "The purpose of turning off the lights overnight is to save energy."

  • Purpose (noun)

    Instance; example.

  • Purpose (verb)

    To have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.

  • Purpose (verb)

    To design for some purpose.

  • Purpose (verb)

    To discourse.

  • Reason (noun)

    A cause:

  • Reason (noun)

    That which causes something: an efficient cause, a proximate cause.

    "The reason this tree fell is that it had rotted."

  • Reason (noun)

    A motive for an action or a determination.

    "The reason I robbed the bank was that I needed the money."

    "If you don't give me a reason to go with you, I won't."

  • Reason (noun)

    Rational faculties, collectively, of conception, judgment, deduction and intuition.

    "Mankind should develop reason above all other virtues."

  • Reason (noun)

    Something reasonable, in accordance with thought; justice.

  • Reason (noun)

    Ratio; proportion.

  • Reason (verb)

    To deduce or come to a conclusion by being rational

  • Reason (verb)

    To perform a process of deduction or of induction, in order to convince or to confute; to argue.

  • Reason (verb)

    To converse; to compare opinions.

  • Reason (verb)

    To arrange and present the reasons for or against; to examine or discuss by arguments; to debate or discuss.

    "I reasoned the matter with my friend."

  • Reason (verb)

    To support with reasons, as a request.

  • Reason (verb)

    To persuade by reasoning or argument.

    "to reason one into a belief; to reason one out of his plan"

  • Reason (verb)

    To adducing reasons.

    "to reason down a passion"

  • Reason (verb)

    To find by logical process; to explain or justify by reason or argument.

    "to reason out the causes of the librations of the moon'''"

Wiktionary
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  • Purpose (noun)

    That which a person sets before himself as an object to be reached or accomplished; the end or aim to which the view is directed in any plan, measure, or exertion; view; aim; design; intention; plan.

  • Purpose (noun)

    Proposal to another; discourse.

  • Purpose (noun)

    Instance; example.

  • Purpose

    To set forth; to bring forward.

  • Purpose

    To propose, as an aim, to one's self; to determine upon, as some end or object to be accomplished; to intend; to design; to resolve; - often followed by an infinitive or dependent clause.

  • Purpose (verb)

    To have a purpose or intention; to discourse.

  • Reason (noun)

    A thought or a consideration offered in support of a determination or an opinion; a just ground for a conclusion or an action; that which is offered or accepted as an explanation; the efficient cause of an occurrence or a phenomenon; a motive for an action or a determination; proof, more or less decisive, for an opinion or a conclusion; principle; efficient cause; final cause; ground of argument.

  • Reason (noun)

    The faculty or capacity of the human mind by which it is distinguished from the intelligence of the inferior animals; the higher as distinguished from the lower cognitive faculties, sense, imagination, and memory, and in contrast to the feelings and desires. Reason comprises conception, judgment, reasoning, and the intuitional faculty. Specifically, it is the intuitional faculty, or the faculty of first truths, as distinguished from the understanding, which is called the discursive or ratiocinative faculty.

  • Reason (noun)

    Due exercise of the reasoning faculty; accordance with, or that which is accordant with and ratified by, the mind rightly exercised; right intellectual judgment; clear and fair deductions from true principles; that which is dictated or supported by the common sense of mankind; right conduct; right; propriety; justice.

  • Reason (noun)

    Ratio; proportion.

  • Reason (verb)

    To exercise the rational faculty; to deduce inferences from premises; to perform the process of deduction or of induction; to ratiocinate; to reach conclusions by a systematic comparison of facts.

  • Reason (verb)

    Hence: To carry on a process of deduction or of induction, in order to convince or to confute; to formulate and set forth propositions and the inferences from them; to argue.

  • Reason (verb)

    To converse; to compare opinions.

  • Reason

    To arrange and present the reasons for or against; to examine or discuss by arguments; to debate or discuss; as, I reasoned the matter with my friend.

  • Reason

    To support with reasons, as a request.

  • Reason

    To persuade by reasoning or argument; as, to reason one into a belief; to reason one out of his plan.

  • Reason

    To overcome or conquer by adducing reasons; - with down; as, to reason down a passion.

  • Reason

    To find by logical processes; to explain or justify by reason or argument; - usually with out; as, to reason out the causes of the librations of the moon.

Webster Dictionary
  • Purpose (noun)

    an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions;

    "his intent was to provide a new translation"

    "good intentions are not enough"

    "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"

    "he made no secret of his designs"

  • Purpose (noun)

    what something is used for;

    "the function of an auger is to bore holes"

    "ballet is beautiful but what use is it?"

  • Purpose (noun)

    the quality of being determined to do or achieve something;

    "his determination showed in his every movement"

    "he is a man of purpose"

  • Purpose (verb)

    propose or intend;

    "I aim to arrive at noon"

  • Purpose (verb)

    reach a decision;

    "he resolved never to drink again"

  • Reason (noun)

    a rational motive for a belief or action;

    "the reason that war was declared"

    "the grounds for their declaration"

  • Reason (noun)

    an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon;

    "the reason a steady state was never reached was that the back pressure built up too slowly"

  • Reason (noun)

    the capacity for rational thought or inference or discrimination;

    "we are told that man is endowed with reason and capable of distinguishing good from evil"

  • Reason (noun)

    the state of having good sense and sound judgment;

    "his rationality may have been impaired"

    "he had to rely less on reason than on rousing their emotions"

  • Reason (noun)

    a justification for something existing or happening;

    "he had no cause to complain"

    "they had good reason to rejoice"

  • Reason (noun)

    a fact that logically justifies some premise or conclusion;

    "there is reason to believe he is lying"

  • Reason (verb)

    decide by reasoning; draw or come to a conclusion;

    "We reasoned that it was cheaper to rent than to buy a house"

  • Reason (verb)

    present reasons and arguments

  • Reason (verb)

    think logically;

    "The children must learn to reason"

Princeton's WordNet

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