What is commonsense? Well, here is what the dictionary says.
: sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts
She’s very smart but doesn’t have a lot of common sense.
rely on common sense for personal safety
Apparently, commonsense is just the minimal amount of good sense most of us have, but what is good sense? Well, here is the applicable definition.
6a: capacity for effective application of the powers of the mind as a basis for action or response : INTELLIGENCE
b: sound mental capacity and understanding typically marked by shrewdness and practicality
also : agreement with or satisfaction of such power
this decision makes sense
Notice that the definition of “sense” here is secular. Does “practicality” address the ability to discern good from evil? No.
Supposedly, people suddenly started using the word “commonsense” the way we do today in…
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