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 n. Plural form of reasoning.
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Leibniz famously believed everything could be reduced to a mathlike analysis with objective answers, and in the Art of Discovery wrote: “The only way to rectify our reasonings is to make them as tangible as those of the Mathematicians, so that we can find our error at a glance, and when there are disputes among persons, we can simply say: Let us calculate ... to see who isright.”

Biolawguy: eibniz famously believed everything could be reduced to a mathlike analysis with objective answers, and in the Art of Discovery wrote: “The only way to rectify our reasonings is to make them as tangible as those of the Mathematicians, so that we can find our error at a glance, and when there are disputes among persons, we can simply say: Let us calculate ... to see who isright.”

They rest, however, upon certain reasonings that may be approximately true.

The author seems to say: I am ashamed to attack you; you are so weak that, even supported, you must fall; your reasonings are your shame, and your excuses are your condemnation.
Criticisms and Interpretations. III. By Hippolyte Adolphe Taine

This, at least, would be the natural course of things; and our reasonings will be the more likely to be just, in proportion as they are accommodated to this standard.

I shall here take occasion to propose a second observation concerning our demonstrative reasonings, which is suggested by the same subject of the mathematics.

Upon those kind of reasonings which are more ordinary and common among bad men, and whereby they cheat themselves into everlasting perdition; and they are such as these:
The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 07.

Their foolish "reasonings" are of no interest to me (except for sampling them occasionally on the off chance that someone is making sense).

At the very outset, in a single long and impressive sentence, he marks his knowledge of, and simultaneously his distance from, those predecessors; he expresses his attitude to his role and his materials; and he asserts the logismoi ( 'reasonings') and empeiria ( 'knowledge') which underpin his work:

What Berkeley does not seem to have so clearly perceived is that the nonexistence of a substance of mind is equally arguable; and that the result of the impartial application of his reasonings is the reduction of the all to coexistences and sequences of phenomena, beneath and beyond which there is nothing cognoscible. "
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