irrationalist


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irrationalist

(ɪˈræʃənəlɪst)
n
a person who acts or behaves irrationally, or who holds irrational beliefs
adj
pertaining to, or advocating, irrationalism
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In fact, a worker who has a habit of using her critical reason may be much more dangerous to the "rational" organization of production (not to mention the power and property of capital) than would, say, a worker committed to some irrationalist superstition or certain kinds of religious fundamentalism which repudiate Enlightenment principles.
Coming after the 'heroes' (the Futurists, Picasso, Schoenberg, Pound, Eliot, Apollinaire), there is the spectre of Dadaist 'absurdity' and (in a telling phrase) 'the irrationalist pretensions of Surrealism' (p.
I think 'enthusiasm' often a euphemism for irrationalist ravings, and my own impulse is to separate Blake from it.
5)Kuhn's seeming denial of extra-paradigmatic criteria of theory-choice has appeared relativist and irrationalist to many commentators.
However, while such philosophers have often gained attention from the public, within the mainstream of academia they have always been looked upon as irrationalist deviations from the quest for a rational comprehension of the cosmos.
Feyerabend was a philosopher of science at the extreme irrationalist end of the spectrum, known principally for his Against Method: Outline of an Anarchistic Theory of Knowledge (1975), which maintained that witchcraft was as rational as science.
75) By so doing it should yet be possible to reverse the tide of rampant unreflective positivism in the natural sciences and also the backwash that, according to Husserl, had produced the contemporary flight to a range of post-Nietzschean irrationalist philosophies.
The central themes of Eurasian ideology, and their openly irrationalist basis, deserve a more detailed outline.
The irrationalist cast of mind and way of thinking is simultaneously mushy and impervious.
Linked to anti-racist and anfi-sexist sentiments, these irrationalist claims can even sound progressive, but critical scholars need to evaluate them with the greatest care.
The "Epilogue" takes a stance against the irrationalist, or as he calls it, the skeptical explanation of ideology.
CSICOP was founded in 1976 by writers and scientists appalled at the rise of irrationalist social movements.