[Antonyms: intuition, sophistry.]

[Nouns] reasoning, ratiocination, rationalism; dialectics, induction, generalization.

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].

[Adjectives] reasoning; rationalistic; argumentative, controversial, dialectic, polemical; discursory, discursive; disputatious; Aristotelian, eristic, eristical.

debatable, controvertible.

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.

[Phrases] ab actu ad posse valet consecutio; per troppo dibatter la verita si perde; troppo disputare la verita fa errare.

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