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rationalism

ra·tion·al·ism

rationalism

 
pronunciation:
rae sh n lih zm
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the principle or practice of valuing reason over other faculties such as emotion, sensation, or intuition.
definition 2: in philosophy, the doctrine that all knowledge comes from logical reasoning.
definition 3: in theology, the doctrine that the rational human mind is sufficient for acquiring full religious truth.
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derivations: rationalistic (adj.), rationalistically (adv.), rationalist (n.)