Recta-ratio definition

(philosophy) “Right reason”, which regards virtue as desirable in itself.
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Origin of recta-ratio

  • First attested in 1677; Latin: rēcta (the feminine nominative singular form of rēctus, “right”, “proper”) + ratiō (“reason”, “calculation”), a calque of the Ancient Greek ὀρθός λόγος (orthos logos, “right reason”).

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  • "...We are all centuars, and 'tis the beast that carries us, and everyone's recta ratio is but the traverses of his own steps."

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  • Addendum: Term used in a letter to "Tom" by John Locke, October 20, 1659.

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