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.
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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)
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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.
Leibniz (1646-1716) reformulera cette idee en termes plus synthetiques de calculus ratiocinator. Il precisera une propriete specifique d'un tel calcul: il doit etre une combinatoire de symboles, c'est-a-dire un ensemble d'operations sur des symboles.
[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.
Calculus Ratiocinator: an Ultimate Presupposition ofTwentieth-Century Philosophy, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht (Jaako Hintikka Selected Papers, 2), pp.
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."
It plays a large part in two of his most original ideas, that of the Characteristica Uni-versalis, or universal scientific language, and that of the Calculus Ratiocinator, or calculus of logic.
Calculus Ratiocinator: An Ultimate Presupposition of Twentieth-Century Philosophy.
His new focus became the idea of a calculus ratiocinator. Let us assume that agents choose the grain-size of their conceptual model according to the purposes of the moment.