ratiocination


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Synonyms for ratiocination

exact, valid, and rational reasoning

Synonyms for ratiocination

the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism)

logical and methodical reasoning

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In short, we have witnessed the ultimate example of detective ratiocination, of animated but sedentary reason.
Suspense supplants ratiocination; prolepsis eclipses analepsis.
Narrated by an unnamed acquaintance of Dupin's, the story follows the process of ratiocination used to unravel the mystery: Dupin is equipped with the observational skills to determine that the brutal act was carried out by an escaped pet orangutan armed with a straight razor.
I want to regard man here as an animal; as a primitive being to which one grants instinct but not ratiocination. As a creature in a primitive state.
Englebretsen takes readers on a tour through the history and philosophy of logic, visiting Liar's Lookout, Ryle's Way With the Liar by Fred Sommers, the Logic Mountain Range, on the Term Functor Trail, the Four Corners, Referential Falls, Strawberry Fields, into the Metaphysical Bogs, and Ratiocination: An Empirical Account by Fred Sommers.
The automatic building of resource association applies the methods of dynamic semantic association, including rule-based ratiocination, semantic gene-based calculating, and association rule-based data mining (affair of favorites or subscribes).
Saler calls this marriage of reason and imagination "animistic reason." Edgar Allan Poe called it ratiocination, and he used it to fuel literature's first star detective, C.Auguste Dupin of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" (r84r), "The Mystery of Marie Roget" (1842), and "The Purloined Letter" (1844) fame.
Some of the finest tales are tales of ratiocination. Thus the field of this species of composition, if not in so elevated a region on the mountain of Mind, is a tableland of far vaster extent than the domain of the mere poem.
Stangneth uses the term in the standard way: as mental activity or, more strongly, as ratiocination. Hence she refers to Eichmann's 'thought' (pi 98) and his 'thinking' (p276), and describes National Socialism as 'fundamentalist thought', 'totalitarian thought' (p222), as 'a complete system of thought', and as a mode of 'political thinking' (p268).
discussion, rumination, medita- tion, contemplation, cogitation and ratiocination. With one or more pipe smokers present, no meeting ever leapt to an impulsive conclusion.
Even the word "musing" involves a rather sick joke joining ratiocination on the one hand with the bodily decay on the other, as "muse" comes from the Latin word for snout, or nose, recalling the stink from Homer Barron's corpse and anticipating what will be found in the upstairs room.
Even so, its ratiocination is not always easy to discern.
Bashier tries to argue that philosophy in Islam is not a simple dichotomy between ratiocination and poesis, while he intends to stress that the poetry, narrative and desire are to consider what is 'Islamic' in this philosophy.
Ants act as if they are intelligent, in terms of organizing their colonies, farming fungi, and so forth, but they do not need to pass through ratiocination in order to achieve these goals.
Edgar Allan Poe gave up writing mysteries after only a few, but his requirement for them was ratiocination, and the supernatural in stories can remove the possibility of logical deduction based on physical realities.