logical argument

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Noun1.logical argument - a course of reasoning aimed at demonstrating a truth or falsehood; the methodical process of logical reasoning; "I can't follow your line of reasoning"
abstract thought, logical thinking, reasoning - thinking that is coherent and logical
line of inquiry, line of questioning - an ordering of questions so as to develop a particular argument
casuistry - argumentation that is specious or excessively subtle and intended to be misleading
policy - a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government; "they debated the policy or impolicy of the proposed legislation"
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"For a complete logical argument," Arthur began with admirable solemnity, "we need two prim Misses--"
"A short time since you were advancing a most logical argument in substantiation of your theory that camp lay directly south of us.
"Excuse me, excuse me; of course it would be rather difficult for Katerina Ivanovna to understand, but do you know that in Paris they have been conducting serious experiments as to the possibility of curing the insane, simply by logical argument? One professor there, a scientific man of standing, lately dead, believed in the possibility of such treatment.
"The most logical argument for illogic I have ever heard," Chris smiled.
All Moscow repeated Prince Dolgorukov's saying: "If you go on modeling and modeling you must get smeared with clay," suggesting consolation for our defeat by the memory of former victories; and the words of Rostopchin, that French soldiers have to be incited to battle by highfalutin words, and Germans by logical arguments to show them that it is more dangerous to run away than to advance, but that Russian soldiers only need to be restrained and held back!
Expressing dissatisfaction, Justice Farooq asked Nawaz's counsel to present logical argument keeping in view he was standing in courtroom.
He explained one amendment by saying that it was a logical argument that a chairman who would lose his majority in the house concerned would have to quit.
Their support for these cities is probably based on nothing more than usual prejudices and has nothing to do with any measured and logical argument.
Commenting on freedom of expression, Nawaz said, 'When a logical argument comes to an end and opponents are left with nothing to say, censorship becomes their ultimate choice.
The Aftermath of Syllogism: Aristotelian Logical Argument From Avicenna to Hegel