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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 Mismeasure of Man, Stephen Jay Gould recounts numerous "bad arguments" within the frame of his own carefully reasoned "good" argument, a critique of nineteeth-century craniometry and twentieth-century intelligence testing that makes as explicit as possible the warrants, reservations, and qualifiers.
Finally, because treaty wordings generally do not specify how the arbitration panel is to communicate its decision to the parties (or, indeed, the industry), the typical panel today refuses to render a decision explaining its reasoning (a "reasoned decision") unless both sides ask for one.