Do we truly get persuaded by reason or do we willing choose to become persuaded?

Posted by: Warik

The reason i ask this is that many people tend to stay with their reason even if they are proven wrong. Or if not proven wrong, they simply believe to believe. And it just makes me wonder if reason actually works or if its just a choice to accept evidence and reason

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We choose what we want to believe in

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We are persuaded when presented with enough evidence

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Redspectre says2014-07-22T17:02:54.3798779-05:00
*willingly
MasturDbtor says2014-07-23T03:04:42.5001387-05:00
I believe it's a combination of both. People have standards for when to consider themselves persuaded. "Enough evidence" for one person might not convince another person. In some cases where a person isn't really proven wrong (or even when they have been) they may just be conceding while thinking to themselves "No it's still wrong."
Formerland1 says2014-07-23T10:28:15.6444011-05:00
Some choose to believe reason. , many dont .
LostintheEcho1498 says2014-07-23T13:55:36.4480893-05:00
I agree with mastur. It is a combo of both.

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