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Definition of Rationalism

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

Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.
Arthur Erickson

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

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

Rationalism, which is the feeling that everything is subject to and completely explicable by Reason, consequently rejects everything not visible and calculable.
Francis Parker Yockey

Surrealism was necessary - essential, even - in the 1920s to bridge the gap between rationalism and the subconscious. It started something important. But by the early '60s, it had become petit-bourgeois; it was too intellectual and romantic, and had ground to a halt. It had become respectable.
Alejandro Jodorowsky
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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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