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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Poetry is most compelling to me as "thought-as-feeling" and "feeling-as-thought" but if it becomes too ratiocinative it loses its dramatic urgency.
A system of logic ratiocinative and inductive: being a connected view of the principles of evidence and the methods of scientific investigation.
Ratiocinative and Inductive, Longmans, Green and Co., Londres.
See Hegel: "The concept needs no external stimulus for its actualization [...] In a merely ratiocinative approach the conclusion certainly appears more or less arbitrary; in philosophical science, by contrast, the concept itself sets a limit to its self-development by giving itself an actuality that completely corresponds to it" (PM 14-5/7); "Therefore limitation is not in [...] mind: it is posited by mind in order to be sublated" (PM 37/23-4).
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).
Brown and popularized by Susan Sontag in the mid-1960s, in which the aesthetic was positioned as a way of liberating repressed affective intensities from the will to power of the disciplinary ego" (92), and "ratiocinative intellect" (100), to achieve a "free spirit" and a Nietzschean "'redemption from virtue'" (132).
Mill and John, A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive, 1843.
A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive: Being a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence and the Methods of Scientific Investigation, Volumen 1.
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.