reasoning faculties

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You try to think of something to say, but find, to your horror, that your reasoning faculties have left you.
It was plain that Dian was ambitious, and that her ambition had not dulled her reasoning faculties. She was right.
I noticed during the period of this new persecution that the beasts appeared only when our backs were turned; we never saw one really materialize from thin air, nor did I for an instant sufficiently lose my excellent reasoning faculties to be once deluded into the belief that the beasts came into the room other than through some concealed and well-contrived doorway.
To see land and water curving upward in the distance until it seemed to stand on edge where it melted into the distant sky, and to feel that seas and mountains hung suspended directly above one's head required such a complete reversal of the perceptive and reasoning faculties as almost to stupefy one.
His little knowledge and lesser reasoning faculties suggested no thought of a doorway.
Since it is people that make things, I believe that it is extremely important to develop individuals' creative and reasoning faculties. All kids should know the joy of making something with their own hands.
You may possess knowledge, sound judgment, good reasoning faculties, but no one will know it until you discover how to put your heart into thought and action.
All that prevented us from understanding this fact was our lack of "acuter senses and higher reasoning faculties."
A child with robust mind who never puts her reasoning faculties at rest, with not even the remotest possibility of being heard, ended up writing a letter to the Chief of Army Staff, Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, narrating her wish to become a pilot.
is peculiar to man, and arises from that distinct superiority in his reasoning faculties, which enable him to calculate distant consequences ...
The distinguishing feature of humans is our reasoning ability: hence, to be a fulfilled and happy person, we must engage our reasoning faculties. Aristotle's virtue ethics is built upon this teleological framework with practical reason being used to find the best means to good ends.
It is the institutionalization of capitalist ideology, reinforced by notions of social Darwinism and instrumental rationality--one that reduces human reasoning faculties to a mere "means-ends" tool that neglects any concern for what "ought be"--that represents a logical, yet not inevitable, unfolding of the legacy of hierarchy and domination.