discursive reasoning

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He goes on to theorize this transcendence within the context of the Sublime, where discursive reasoning turns into reverence for the unspeakable and inexpressible.
It highlights a general shift among the argument's supporters, away from treating the existence of God as an innate principle to treating it instead as the result of discursive reasoning.
Moreover, O'Reilly adduces a compelling case that Aquinas grounds and surrounds discursive reasoning and judgment (per modum cognitionis) with judgment by connaturality or inclination (per modum inclinationis).
uncovers a shift in his moral reasoning: prior to 1983, McCormick followed a neo-Scholastic moral epistemology that finds human goods and values according to natural inclinations: post 1983, he adopts a prediscursive and discursive reasoning informed by the Christian story that finds goods and values according to the meaning and dignity of human persons.
We use this logical, discursive reasoning when we have to make things happen, get something done, or persuade other people to adopt a particular course of action.
Sabuco called this process of discursive reasoning "rhetorical insinuation" became it derived, he said, from the power of words to persuade the will.
As does Augustine, Pinkerton, in reflecting on the fact of creation, arrives through discursive reasoning at faith and knowledge that go considerably beyond a pure encounter with existence.
Furthermore his use of "intellectus" implies the Greek "noesis," which is certainly not identical with discursive reasoning.
Ultimately, Socrates' sole purpose in arguing with any interlocutor is simply to show the shortcoming of intuition and discursive reasoning and to awaken him to the "infallible guide within himself" (p.
Mechtild and Gertrude of Helfta precede extended analogies elaborated through discursive reasoning by St.