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.
According to SchrÃ¶der, 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).
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.
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, spÃ©cieuse gÃ©nÃ©rale.
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.
Once again, we got the message: the non-Bush, the thoughtful ratiocinator.
-- "O literal ratiocinator, and dull to the true logic of