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reason

The faculty by which new information is derived from old, judgement exercised and argument pursued.
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Dupin's analysis involves the use of ratiocination and includes a cynical rebuttal of the media's attempts to glamourize the murder: "we should bear in mind that, in general, it is the object of our newspapers rather to create a sensation--to make a point--than to further the cause of truth.
According to Wittgenstein, a phenomenon is natural when it is instinctive and spontaneous; when it shows itself without ratiocination or calculus.
And that is why Conan Doyle used Sherlock Holmes to personify Poe's idea of ratiocination.
The logical completeness of the doctrine, as well as the clarity with which conclusions are drawn, remind of Poe's tales of ratiocination.
For Arendt this statement exemplifies the absence of thinking not because it proceeds outside accredited philosophical paradigms--after all, she had witnessed her intellectual peers expressing equivalent opinions in the period of Gleichschaltung [coordination]--nor because it lacks a recognisable pattern of ratiocination, in this case the deduction of an abstract characterological quality from empirically observable evidence.
discussion, rumination, medita- tion, contemplation, cogitation and ratiocination.
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.
What process of ratiocination will deliver the necessary facts about a Galilean woman's sexual history (facts that run entirely counter to well known facts of human biology)?