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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience;

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  • This rationalism is dimissed by the Romantics, and in the Gothic fiction that develops from Romanticism.
  • The sinister cast which the word rationalism bears in much of the popular speech is evidence of this fact.
  • Enlightenment rationalism is also the logical basis of democracy, and Classic Liberalism (aka “conservativism”).
  • Scientistic rationalism is however equally non-scientific where it mistakes a highly relevant alethic model for an epistemic certainty. for more
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