ratiocinative


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ra·ti·oc·i·na·tive

 (răsh′ē-ŏs′ə-nā′tĭv, -ō-sĭn′ə-)
adj.
Of, relating to, marked by, or skilled in methodical and logical reasoning. See Synonyms at logical.
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Adj.1.ratiocinative - based on exact thinking; "one's ratiocinative powers"
logical - capable of or reflecting the capability for correct and valid reasoning; "a logical mind"

ratiocinative

adjective
Able to reason validly:
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Bertram uses for the sacrament of baptism) (164), this "doubting of doubt" that Sarah, Smythe, and Bendrix experience as the first intellectual step toward conversion is vaguely reminiscent of more ratiocinative conversion-to-Catholicism narratives such as John Henry Newman's influential Apologia Pro Vita Sua (1865), Robert Hugh Benson's Confessions of a Convert (1907), and Ronald Knox's A Spiritual Aeneid (1918).
These two methods may be respectively denominated the Method of Agreement and the Method of Difference (John Stuart Mill, System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive, People's Edition, Londres, Longmans & Geen, 1893 a la p 253).
A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive: Being a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence and the Methods of Scientific Investigation (Eighth Edition).
The Collected Works of John Stuart Mill, Volume VII--A System of Logic Ratiocinative and Inductive, Being a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence and the Methods of Scientific Investigation (Books I-III and Appendices).
This must have been among the former prime minister's last ratiocinative acts before early-onset Alzheimer's overtook him, poor man.
To acknowledge that her death may have been linked to female sexual knowledge and agency would be to complicate the ratiocinative "reading" of the female body.
Indeed, one might say that there are two possible ways out of Nietzsche (whom I see, tritely no doubt, as the most prone historical icon of the death of a meta-narrative, humanism): one being the abstract, ratiocinative prose of Beckett, where the patterns and the recursions, the vertiginous "technique" are the keystone of an almost Judaic art; the other, the way of empathy and concretion, being the highly expressive telltale mosaics of Miller.
1843), A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive.
My sense of responsibility for the Other must lead me away from discursive engagement, since such a ratiocinative process necessarily performs the function of adequation.
50) John Stuart MILL, "A System of Logic Ratiocinative and Inductive", en Collected Works, vol.
I meant only that some affective elements, elements of feeling or emotion, would disappear, leaving us more exclusively ratiocinative creatures than before (1980: 261).
He explained that neoliberalism governed populations through market imperatives, invoking and training them as ratiocinative liberal actors waiting for their inner creativity to be unlocked.