English translation: The reasoner consider the opponent's intellect to be similar to his own.
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13:38 Sep 2, 2006
English to English translations [PRO] Poetry & Literature / literature
English term or phrase:American novelist Poe's statement
Here is the famous American detective novelist Poe's statement: " An identification of the reasoner's intellect with that of his opponent."
This is not a statement. Please provide the full sentence. Also, the actual term you want translated should be the heading of the question. Frankly, there does not seem to be a problem with the bit you've quoted.
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american novelist poe's statement
Explanation: identification means attribution to yourself (consciously or unconsciously) of the characteristics of another person (or group of persons)
Therefore it means that the 'reasoner' understands what the 'opponent' feels/thinks.
Anna F. Local time: 18:28 Works in field Native speaker of: Italian