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The recollections brought home more forcibly the fierceness of struggle and the challenge of ideas, politicized as most of us were; and in the pervasive bellyache of socialism all around us, the logical and ratiocinative would take over even as we grappled with dogma and ideology supplanting the purely numinous.
I meant only that some affective elements, elements of feeling or emotion, would disappear, leaving us more exclusively ratiocinative creatures than before (1980: 261).
Skeptics noted the irony that Doyle, the creator of the renowned ratiocinative detective Sherlock Holmes, could fall for such fairy bunkum.
John Stuart Mill, A System of Logic, Ratiocinative and Inductive (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1846).
John Stuart Mill, A System of Logic Ratiocinative and Inductive: Being a Connected View of the Principles of Evidence and the Methods of Scientific Investigation, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1973-74 (originally published 1843), p.
Larrissy writes about exchanges and "border-crossings" (104) of various kinds in a range of works--including The Borderers, "Tintern Abbey," "Home at Grasmere," and The Excursion--with the disciplined ratiocinative intensity typical of his criticism at its best.
In his articles on the fragments of Myrsilus and Istrus Jackson often applied what he himself referred to in a funding application as 'Holmes' vast knowledge and logic and ratiocinative thinking'.
Philosophers of mind, being largely bound by the ratiocinative and discursive methods they favour, typically fall short of offering an experience of the "other" of language in describing it.
Distinguishing between mind and consciousness, he defines mind as the ratiocinative on the conceptualization process (abstractive power) of the human intellect.
It is possible we have to reconcile our pursuit of scientific truth--verifying every step of the way, imagining it, longing for it, even dreaming of it, spurring ourselves on with the current theory or available ratiocinative device, alert always for the dissolution of rigidities whose components re-form into new realities which will dissolve in their turn--with never actually attaining it.
His Yemeni position is not a purely ratiocinative one and it extends knowledge and understanding beyond the confines of discourse (bahth) and reason to the non-propositional, intuitive (dhawq), immediate, and mystically disclosed (kashn.
There are a couple of short sections that evoke Barfield in social terms, but overwhelmingly this is a life shaped into a relentless ratiocinative process.