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reason

The faculty by which new information is derived from old, judgement exercised and argument pursued.
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In order to become independent practical reasoners, MacIntyre contends, we must make the transition from what our teachers taught us about goods "to making our own independent judgments about goods, judgments that we are able to justify rationally to ourselves and to others" (p.
Reasoner, who was born in The Netherlands, believes she was born with hearing, but by the time she was 9 months old, her parents learned their infant daughter was deaf, perhaps as the result of an umbilical cord twisted around her neck during birth that impeded blood flow through the carotid artery.
EMERALD currently implements a number of Reasoner agents that offer reasoning services in two main formalisms: deductive and defeasible reasoning.
The reasoner is the logical unit of the system for formulating and implementing the goals and rules.
A common feature to discovery and selection is that a reasoner engine is required in order to match goals and capabilities (discovery), and to mediate among domain specific terminologies (selection and discovery).
The Suggestion Reasoner reasons about the diagnoses in order to generate suggestions adapted to the student's current situation.
On the other hand, Susan, a high clinical reasoner, reported: "Well, I liked the journal idea.
In effect, each rule in a production system has been replaced by a case-based reasoner.
Esteemed veterans--and certified Nixon critics--including Joseph Kraft, Peter Lisagor, John Osborne, Harry Reasoner, and Daniel Schorr recoiled at how reporters who had missed the story in 1172 overcompensated in 1973.
Thanks goes to Gary Reasoner and Tim Fields, of Nihon Kohden, & Kelly Million, the 2002 recipient, for making the presentation.
Before his death Harry Reasoner interviewed a winsome prostitute on 60 Minutes.
Thompson and John Saville editedjournal, The New Reasoner is examined, with attention paid to the publication's internationalism, its use of critical social science, the accent placed on culture, and the stress on organization.