ratiocinator


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ra·ti·oc·i·nate

 (răsh′ē-ŏs′ə-nāt′)
intr.v. ra·ti·oc·i·nat·ed, ra·ti·oc·i·nat·ing, ra·ti·oc·i·nates
To reason methodically and logically.

[Latin ratiōcinārī, ratiōcināt-, from ratiō, calculation; see ratio.]

ra′ti·oc′i·na′tion n.
ra′ti·oc′i·na′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ratiocinator - someone who reasons logically
analogist - someone who looks for analogies or who reasons by analogy
casuist, sophist - someone whose reasoning is subtle and often specious
thinker - someone who exercises the mind (usually in an effort to reach a decision)
References in classic literature ?
The world must remain in a reverent doubt as to whether he would, on the same principles, have presented a diplomatist to a dipsomaniac or a ratiocinator to a rat catcher.
beaucoup moins que] L'intelligence artificielle comme nous l'entendons aujourd'hui a ete initiee par les philosophes classiques, dont Leibniz avec son calculus ratiocinator, qui essaient de decrire le processus de la pensee humaine comme la manipulation mecanique de symboles, sans pour autant vouloir fabriquer des specimens, rapporte le site de l'encyclopedie en igne Wikipedia , ajoutant que la [beaucoup moins que] reflexion s'est concretisee avec l'invention de l'ordinateur programmable dans les annees 1940.
When his reason takes such total control over his experience, when his feelings are so utterly suspended, Poe's ratiocinator approaches a kind of "dry madness.
Wiener states also that Leibniz's Calculus Ratiocinator contains the germs of the rnachina ratiocinatrix, the reasoning machine; this makes Leibniz the patron saint of cybernetics.
55) Escravo ou liberto de Atico, que desempenhava, para Cicero, as funcoes de ratiocinator.
His new focus became the idea of a calculus ratiocinator.
34) Esta doble dimension de la logica --como calculo y como lenguaje-- es por lo menos tan vieja como la characteristica universalis de Leibniz (1971), la cual, ademas de un lenguaje universal, contenia tambien un calculo ratiocinator.
36) Esta doble dimension de la logica --como calculo y como lenguaje-- es por lo menos tan vieja como la characteristica universalis de Leibniz (1666), la cual, ademas de un lenguaje universal, era tambien un calculo ratiocinator.
The two authors work together in exploring with Hintikka the field of formal logic and philosophy and, more specifically, the alternatives he contrasted as "lingua universalis" versus "calculus ratiocinator.
This remains the case even if one adds the symbols at work in mathematics, where Descartes's translation of geometrically pictorial propositions into algebraically articulated format stood before Leibniz's mind, to say nothing of his own project of a universal language and a calculus ratiocinator.