from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who ratiocinates; a reasoner.

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  • n. someone who reasons logically


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  • The father of mysteries dies of unknown causes after a three-day disappearance; the ratiocinator and critic willingly embraces Lethe and Nepenthe.

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  • According to Schröder, Frege's system is less of a ˜general characteristic™ and more of a calculus ratiocinator, and its development would have been significant, had it not already been achieved by others (esp. by Boole).

    Leibniz's Influence on 19th Century Logic

  • In his Begriffsschrift, Frege wrote that the idea of a general characteristic, of a calculus philosophicus or ratiocinator was too ambitious to be achieved by Leibniz alone.

    Leibniz's Influence on 19th Century Logic

  • He mentioned the different names used by Leibniz: lingua characterica universalis (in fact Trendelenburg's term; Leibniz used characteristica universalis), alphabet of human thoughts, calculus philosophicus, calculus ratiocinator, spécieuse générale.

    Leibniz's Influence on 19th Century Logic

  • Here Leibniz 'ideal of a calculus of reasoning (calculus ratiocinator) comes to the fore again.


  • Mr. Russell himself is far too witty and athletic a ratiocinator simply to repeat the slander dogmatically.

    Meaning of Truth

  • Once again, we got the message: the non-Bush, the thoughtful ratiocinator. Main RSS Feed

  • -- "O literal ratiocinator, and dull to the true logic of

    The Caxtons — Volume 12


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