We assume that the imperative reasoning is a reasoning containing at least one step which is an
imperative (or rather its content). At the same time, we understand the term "imperative" as
a synonym of "imperative sentence". We assume that in its main usage, imperatives express
a certain volitional act: namely, a will of realizing a certain state of affairs. In our opinion, such
characterization is related to the contents of imperatives; we call these contents "prescriptions",
remembering that in untypical usages prescriptions are not expressed by imperatives.
Traditional approach to the processes of reasoning takes into account only these mental
processes steps of which are declaratives or declarative sentences (or rather their contents – i.e.
judgments). If processes of imperative reasoning are to belong to the range of the term
"reasoning", the notion of reasoning has to receive a new, enlarging explication. We propose such
an explication in the paper.