discursive reasoning

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The question Struck and the philosophers ask is how a person can know something outside discursive reasoning. The "hunch" or "gut feeling" or other ways of reading the signs intuitively that lead to some kind of knowledge is a vitally important query especially to those who have delved into epistemology and rhetoric.
That is, notitia is not discursive reasoning of the kind laboriously undertaken by humans, running hither and thither between terms of the premises and conclusion.
First, common notions or principles have priority; they serve as the givens in our discursive reasoning. Second, they are basic or are not derived from other notions; they are independent.
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. And, if that could be made to work, all might still have been well.
"Nor is [popular piety] devoid of content; rather it discovers and expresses that content more by way of symbols than by discursive reasoning " Tagle's defense emphasized this point; for many Filipinos, he said, the faith is not a "notional," "intellectual" activity, but something grasped, sometimes literally, by hand.
So mathematical objects are different from language, they arise intuitionally in the mind (World 2) then we try to grasp them via 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).
His work is not directly related to the layout of Careggi, the seat of Ficino's Neoplatonic Academy, however, Giannetto relates his interpretation of human creativity, as an instinctual activity not requiring discursive reasoning, to the creation of gardens.
Like Walton, Rudanko also claims to be concerned, not with the "discursive reasoning" of formal logic, but "'practical reasoning ...
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.' The difficulties happen when either logos or mythos take the upper hand and want to rule exclusively.