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reason

The faculty by which new information is derived from old, judgement exercised and argument pursued.
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"A rational agent can be viewed as a bundle of Q&I modules with ratiocination sitting on top and tweaking the output as necessary" (p.
Against this, Stephen points out that "the incalculable majority of mankind form their opinions" not by a process of ratiocination but out of a network of transmitted custom, prejudice, and conventional practice.
Such emphasis on ratiocination certainly pays homage to Poe, while simultaneously distancing itself from the miraculous mind of Sherlock Holmes.
He has well equipped himself with both a map and the spirit of adventure; he is replete with both the feeling of enthusiasm and ratiocination. But the forest has proven to go beyond his cartography.
As usual, India without due ratiocination blamed Pakistan for the attack.
"While leave of court was previously granted to the accused to file a demurrer...it does not bind the court to grant the demurrer subsequently filed if the prosecution's ratiocination opposed thereto finds satisfactory basis."
Nonetheless, whilst sitting on the fence watching politicians ruin the future of democracy in Pakistan for all times to come is an entertaining pastime for those who believe that the end of history still needs a bit of ratiocination, someone needed to come out in defence of the apparently hapless and much maligned U-turn.
well-being of its people, no amount of ratiocination could justify such an order.
ratiocination. When assimilated into the espionage framework of
It is defined as 'knowing something directly or instantly without ratiocination or going through logical or analytical process.' You just know, but you don't know where the knowledge comes from.
Andre Fabre saddles half of the four-runner field, but it is hard not to have been impressed by the two wins of the Pascal Barytrained Ratiocination at Chantilly this spring.
Apart from the term's oddity, one might observe that the Indian theorists are, in general, agreed that ratiocination or implication (various shades of hetu 'cause' or 'causality') plays no role in the evocation of what they consider dhvani, an after-effect of language that emerges directly from its contextual processing.