A stalemated self caught in the heat of oppressive ratiocination
can have only a vision of life devoid of all its fine sensibilities emotional enthusiasm and virgin beauties.
Five of these typologies are complete logical arguments based on the Ciceronian ratiocination
What process of ratiocination
delivered the necessary facts about a Galilean woman's sexual history?
It is an ode to Renaissance architecture, accompanied by Baroque music, and this viewer felt simultaneously oriented and disoriented somewhere between an Italian tourism advert, a sense of awe in architectural ratiocination
and crisp lines, and Disneyland's Circle-Vision 360 that I used to see as a child.
This helped them to restrict reason to the natural unilluminated knowledge of which men are capable through ratiocination
based on sensory evidence and historical reportage.
Not pure ratiocination
, but imagination is necessary to grapple with these issues--we are studying novels, not mathematics.
In light of Blake's suspicion of ratiocination
, combined with his deliberate use of narrative focalization of Albion's religious vision, reading Jerusalem as a Rational utopia grounded in Judeo-Christian of notions of Apocalypse is to miss Blake's core religious message.
The function of ratiocination
is not this, but the development or reasoned statement of what faith finds within itself.
Perception, intuition, conceptualization, inference, representation, reflection, imagination, remembrance, conjecture, rationalization, argumentation, justification, contemplation, ratiocination
, speculation, meditation, validation, deliberation--even a partial listing of the many dimensions of knowing suggests that it is a grave error to attempt to reduce this multiplicity to a unitary model.
It is interesting to speculate on how earlier generations of Americans would characterize a generation of thinkers and of businessmen whose ratiocination
has carried them so far from attachment to their roots.
However, to quote the Wikipedia entry, "Peirce held that, in practical affairs, slow and stumbling ratiocination
is often dangerously inferior to instinct, sentiment, and tradition, and that the scientific method is best suited to theoretical research, which in turn should not be bound to the other methods [of settling doubt] and to practical ends.
De Quincey's sensitivity makes him vulnerable to otherly knowledges despite the vigorous ratiocination
of which he believes himself capable, while the remedial work of his autobiographical writing is framed by and understood through a pharmacologically induced dreamworld.