, neoprimitivism, anti-technologist, neo-Situationist
"The mad scientist stories of fiction and film are exercises in antirationalism
," argued University of South Carolina anthropologist Christopher Tourney in a 1992 article.
After relating his experience with teaching critical thinking, he discusses related topics: the history of the critical thinking movement, critical thinking and cultural literacy, and obstacles to critical thinking; anti-intellectualism and antirationalism
trends that have impacted the study of critical thinking; the separation of writing courses from academic discourse; problems with conservative and feminist rhetoric; David Bartholomae and Anthony Petrosky's depoliticized ways of reading; the relationship between rhetoric and activism; the Common Core State Standards; and the role of sociology and social and developmental psychology in English studies.
To do this would involve a discussion of the difficult problem of rationalism in general and an account of the excesses of rationalism and antirationalism
which are again a melancholy example of the "loi de double frenesie." It is indeed in an excess of rationalism that Relativism is rooted: in one of the aberrations which, unfortunately, have deprived the age of Enlightenment of some of its best fruits and which have given to rationalism the pejorative sense it has today.
Marxism was right in its collectivism and anticapitalism, and fascism/Nazism was right in its primordialism and antirationalism
. These disparate ideologies have to be fused and made to work together (hence "National Bolshevism," Dugin's antecedent to neo-Eurasianism).
A third essay in this section, "Samuel David Luzzatto's Judaization of Rousseau" by Sheila Spector, considers how Rousseau's antirationalism
provided Luzzatto--whom Spector considers "the only authentic Romantic among the Hebrew writers of his time"--with a philosophic basis for privileging "Abrahamism" over "Atticism." Spector's concern with this counter-Enlightenment" tendency of Romantic sensibility nicely complements Kaufman's earlier essay on the enlightenment progressivism of Jewish writers like Maria Polack, thus underlining the apparent contradictions involved in a complex cultural phenomenon like "Romanticism/Judaica."
From a strictly libertarian perspective, three important issues have to be put in parentheses if we are to engage Piccone's legacy productively: his communitarian populism (largely buffeted by a confused critique of liberalism); his overly simplistic treatment of the intellectual as a New Class; and his uncritical adoption of the Frankfurt school's Weberian antirationalism
, which obscures more than it illuminates.
And it was Hegelian and orthodox Marxist panrationalism together with the instrumental rationality of modernism that evoked the antirationalism
of deconstructive postmodernism.
lifestyle anarchism today is finding its principal expression in spray-can graffiti, postmodernist nihilism, antirationalism
, neoprimitivism, anti-technologism, neo-Situationist 'cultural terrorism', mysticism, and a 'practice' of staging Foucauldian 'personal insurrections' ...
Similarly, while Nieva's dramatic texts are an indispensable part of his theatre--the only part we have for the majority of his plays, which remain unperformed--they are not mimetic enough to comprise a post-avant-garde middle ground between extreme antirationalism
and pedestrian, popular, formulaic realism.
Two hundred years after its emergence, Romanticism still transparently, reductively, seems to denote antirationalism
, anti-Enlightenment indeterminacy, nostalgia, transcendental individualism, and morbidity.