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  • n. Plural form of reasoning.

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Examples

  • Leibniz famously believed everything could be reduced to a math-like 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.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Someone Like Me

  • Biolawguy: eibniz famously believed everything could be reduced to a math-like 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.”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Someone Like Me

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

    Photographing the Sky

  • 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.

    The Federalist Papers

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

    A treatise of human nature

  • 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).

    California Literary Review

  • 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:

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • What Berkeley does not seem to have so clearly perceived is that the non-existence 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 co-existences and sequences of phenomena, beneath and beyond which there is nothing cognoscible. "

    Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work

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