[Antonyms: intuition, sophistry.]
discussion, comment; ventilation; inquiry [more].
argumentation, controversy, debate; polemics, wrangling; contention [more] logomachy; disputation, disceptation; paper war.
art of reasoning, logic.
process of reasoning, train of reasoning, chain of reasoning; deduction, induction; synthesis, analysis.
argument; case, plaidoyer, opening; lemma, proposition, terms, premises, postulate, data, starting point, principle; inference (judgment) [more].
prosyllogism, syllogism; enthymeme, sorites, dilemma, perilepsis, a priori reasoning, reductio ad absurdum, horns of a dilemma, argumentum ad hominem [Lat.], comprehensive argument; empirema, epagoge.
reasoner, logician, dialectician; disputant; controversialist, controvertist; wrangler, arguer, debater, polemic, casuist, rationalist; scientist; eristic.
logical sequence; good case; correct just reasoning, sound reasoning, valid reasoning, cogent reasoning, logical reasoning, forcible reasoning, persuasive reasoning, persuasory reasoning, consectary reasoning, conclusive [more] ; subtle reasoning; force of argument, strong point, strong argument.
arguments, reasons, pros and cons.
[Verbs] reason, argue, discuss, debate, dispute, wrangle, argufy, bandy words, bandy arguments; chop logic; hold an argument, carry on an argument; controvert (deny) [more]; canvass; comment upon, moralize upon; spiritualize; consider (examine) [more].
open a discussion, open a case; try conclusions; join issue, be at issue; moot; come to the point; stir a question, agitate a question, ventilate a question, torture a question; take up a side, take up a case.
contend, take one's stand upon, insist, lay stress on; infer [more].
follow from (demonstration) [more].
logical; relevant [more].
[Adverbs] for, because, hence, whence, seeing that, since, sith, then thence so; for that reason, for this reason, for which reason; for as, inasmuch as; whereas, ex concesso, considering, in consideration of; therefore, wherefore; consequently, ergo, thus, accordingly; a fortiori.
in conclusion, in fine; finally, after all, au bout du compt, on the whole, taking one thing with another.