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ra·tion·al·ism

 (răsh′ə-nə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. Reliance on reason as the best guide for belief and action.
2. Philosophy The theory that the exercise of reason, rather than experience, authority, or spiritual revelation, provides the primary basis for knowledge.

ra′tion·al·ist n.
ra′tion·al·is′tic adj.
ra′tion·al·is′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adj.1.rationalistic - of or relating to the philosophical doctrine of rationalism
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rationalistic

[ˌræʃnəˈlɪstɪk] ADJracionalista

rationalistic

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There is a green fringe of palm and prickly pear round the black mouth of the well; but nothing of the upper masonry remains except two bulky and battered stones standing like the pillars of a gateway of nowhere, in which some of the more transcendental archaeologists, in certain moods at moonrise or sunset, think they can trace the faint lines of figures or features of more than Babylonian monstrosity; while the more rationalistic archaeologists, in the more rational hours of daylight, see nothing but two shapeless rocks.
Once Philip asked him a question, which he had heard his uncle put when the conversation at the vicarage had fallen upon some mildly rationalistic work which was then exciting discussion in the newspapers.
By failure, as we think, of that historic sense, of [34] which he could speak so well, he got no further in this direction than the glacial condition of rationalistic Geneva.
In literature, both prose and verse, the rationalistic and practical spirit showed itself in the enthroning above everything else of the principles of utility and common sense in substance and straightforward directness in style.
In an interview with The New York Times, Adele Orioli of the Union of Atheists and Rationalistic Agnostics argued that the practice could alienate religious minorities.
Thus the Paralogisms do not have as their primary target a narrowly rationalistic or formalistic rational psychology; rather, Kant identifies the source of the illusion in the Paralogisms as the improper empiricism of his rationalist predecessors, in that they take the concept of the soul originally provided by experience as the subject of rational psychology.
Karl Rahner once startled his more rationalistic colleagues when he stated that Christology cannot be done unless the theologian had previously thrown his or her arms around Jesus.
We hold this out of neither a rationalistic nor a scientific grounding.
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The British surrealists' fixations on religion and class come across strongly, and the tension between oneiric fantasia and rationalistic abstraction --in some ways the motor of British surrealist painting--is kept in view throughout.
These philosophers often argued that the rationalistic, materialistic West was corrupting the organic spiritual purity of Russia.
Even the usually rationalistic Bulmer's final query asking, "Have we offended the gods?