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reason

1. Philosophy the intellect regarded as a source of knowledge, as contrasted with experience
2. Logic grounds for a belief; a premise of an argument supporting that belief
3. reasons of State political justifications for an immoral act

reason

the capacity of the human mind to make logical inferences, undertake rational arguments, understand the world, solve problems. What the nature, social determinants and limits of this capacity are, however, is much debated. See RATIONALISM IDEALISM, EMPIRICISM, ONTOLOGY; see also PRACTICAL REASONING.
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Improved direct access control in Active Reasoning version 3.
Our reasoning was, if you can do that with something that's not independently illegal, can't you take something that's already a crime and make it a more severe crime?
Active Reasoning, the leader in IT policy enforcement and controls validation, announced today the appointment of Allen Xu as Vice President and General Manager of the company's Shanghai Development Center, a wholly-owned research and development facility.
Active Reasoning, the leader in IT controls validation for enterprise risk mitigation, announced today the appointments of EJ Pappas as Eastern Regional Vice President of Sales and Jim Lee as Western Regional Vice President of Sales.
Enterprise IT organizations are finding that even after adopting IT industry frameworks like ITIL and COBIT and spending millions of dollars to establish and install IT controls, employees are taking short cuts and bypassing safeguards," said Butch Winters, president and CEO of Active Reasoning.
Lexia Cross-Trainer(TM): Logical Reasoning Helps Students Master Thinking Skills Necessary to Excel in Math, Science and Social Sciences
Active Reasoning, a leading developer of IT Compliance Solutions, today announced automated change detection capabilities for Windows Active Directory and Registry Keys.
Active Reasoning, a leading developer of policy-based data center management software, today announced the availability of new IT compliance auditing capabilities for its Compliance and Change Management solutions.
Active Reasoning, a leading developer of policy-based data center management software, announced today the Active Solutions(TM) Partner Program designed to extend the availability of its Change Management and Compliance products through solution integrators and resellers in North America.
Gensym Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: GNSM), a leading provider of software and services for expert operations management, today announced the immediate availability of the next generation of its G2(R) real-time reasoning engine platform, G2 version 8.
The solutions will be based upon Active Reasoning technology and implemented by cMango's consultants to enable customers to more effectively report, guide and manage changes to the infrastructure.
Active Reasoning, a leading developer of policy-based data center management software, today unveiled three new software solutions designed to help companies better manage the delivery of everyday IT services.