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Synonyms for ratiocinator

someone who reasons logically

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Calculus Ratiocinator. Their common focus is an extremely subtle choice between two alternatives--a choice that most people, including great philosophers, make without conscious awareness.
(This remains the case even if one adds the symbols at work in mathematics, where Descartes's translation of geometrically pictorial propositions into algebraically articulated format stood before Leibniz's mind, to say nothing of his own project of a universal language and a calculus ratiocinator. (7))
It plays a large part in two of his most original ideas, that of the Characteristica Universalis, or universal scientific language, and that of the Calculus Ratiocinator, or calculus of logic.
The two authors work together in exploring with Hintikka the field of formal logic and philosophy and, more specifically, the alternatives he contrasted as "lingua universalis" versus "calculus ratiocinator." With Ludwig Wittgenstein, some philosophers agree that "language [is] a universal medium ...
Rounding out the pieces devoted to particular philosophers in this collection is an essay on Peirce, whom Hintikka sees as a forefather of the minority tradition of calculus ratiocinator. These essays comprise the second half of Hintikka's collection; the first half of the book is devoted to articles in which Hintikka has attempted to provide his own systematic account of truth in line with the minority tradition which he prefers (p.
Kant is convinced that arithmetic disposes over a lingua characteristica which, in conformity with Leibniz's ideal, is accompanied directly by a calculus ratiocinator whereby errors of reasoning can be avoided.
An absence of heuristic bias identification may be an essential determinant that differentiates older and younger ratiocinators. Individuals are responsive to the logical standing of their judgment: if their intuitive heuristic react to disagreements with the logical criteria, their problem processing time will raise.
David Brooks at the time was withering in his contempt for those who lacked his interventionist conviction, writing in The Weekly Standard in March 2003 that "any poor rube can come to a simple conclusion--that President Saddam Hussein is a menace who must be disarmed--but the refined ratiocinators want to be seen luxuriating amid the difficulties, donning the jewels of nuance, even to the point of self-paralysis.
(A hint to the packager: You may be doing your golden-haired ratiocinators a disservice.
It distinguishes neither the feme--nor the male, as ratiocinators, thinkers, self-identifiers, speech-users, self-reflecting agents, or by any real distinguishing feature(s) from non-thinking animals.