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Definition of Rationalism


  1. The doctrine or system of those who deduce their religious opinions from reason or the understanding, as distinct from, or opposed to, revelation.
  2. The system that makes rational power the ultimate test of truth; -- opposed to sensualism, or sensationalism, and empiricism.

Rationalism Quotations

Liberalism is Rationalism in politics.
Francis Parker Yockey

Far from being demeaning to human spiritual values, scientific rationalism is the crowning glory of the human spirit.
Richard Dawkins

The very essence of rationalism is that it assumes that the reason is the highest faculty in man and the lord of all the rest.
Lyman Abbott

As the power of Christianity declined through the centuries that have followed the Reformation, Calvinism played a less and less important part, while the new philosophies of mechanism and rationalism correspondingly increased.
Ralph Adams Cram

It is impossible to communicate to people who have not experienced it the undefinable menace of total rationalism.
Czeslaw Milosz
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Rationalism Translations

rationalism in French is rationalisme
rationalism in German is Rationalismus
rationalism in Spanish is racionalismo
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