chain of reasoning

See: dialectic
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Of course," he said to himself, as though a logical, continuous, and clear chain of reasoning had brought him to an indubitable conclusion.
Surely my whole chain of reasoning cannot have been false.
It is possible that I may have to ask your company and assistance upon a small expedition which will have be undertaken to-night, if my chain of reasoning should prove to be correct.
Does this chain of reasoning still make the foundation stones of the prevalent mentality of the people living in the Western world?
But the bigger message is a noble one: A simple and often surprising chain of reasoning can lead to powerful insights about the universe, and reading about the cosmos pales next to interacting with stand-ins for its grandeur.
This ridiculous chain of reasoning resulted in a suspended sentence of 21 months in prison for KeneE-.
Assuming his reluctant chain of reasoning to be correct, Smith becomes logically certain of the identity of the killer's next intended victim.
It might begin with the observation that the reasoning concerning the Commerce Clause in Part III-A and Part III-D of Justice Roberts's opinion is necessary to the chain of reasoning that produced the outcome, because absent the Commerce Clause reasoning, Roberts would not have even reached the tax power issue.
A chain of reasoning' supporting the conclusion might have higher validity but lower applicability than a chain of reasoning refuting the conclusion.
The following chain of reasoning is suggested to explain why monetary policy is not so effective because of large oil imports.
But we had to judge a complex case based on circumstantial evidence - an argument that wove a web of seemingly small, unrelated items of evidence into a chain of reasoning leading to a guilty charge.
Tobin's chain of reasoning involves two distinct steps: