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1. Exercise or application of the intellect.
2. Devotion to exercise or development of the intellect.

in′tel·lec′tu·al·ist n.
in′tel·lec′tu·al·is′tic adj.
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MILLER, "Aristotle on Virtue and Understanding: How His Theory Is Intellectualist and Why It Matters For Contemporary Education.
On the other hand, scholars influenced by a Thomistic approach, such as Marie-Dominique Chenu, Yves Congar, and Karl Rahner, (5) resonate more closely with an intellectualist orientation.
We tried to polish up on our apologetics, but the intellectualist approach seldom moves many.
The intellectualist sees our intellectual activities as not being grounded on habits but instead on processes like thinking, deliberation, and judgment.
biblical and theological research into the nature and meaning of revelation and faith, the Copernican revolution in catechetics [that] came with the shift from the deductive, intellectualist, dogmatic, authoritarian approach to the inductive, experiential, personal, questioning-discovering, life-centered, freedomful [sic] approach.
Struthers would agree with Acampora's observation that "bodiment is submerged in status and topicality by the dominant intellectualist mainstream of Western philosophy"(Acampora 2006: 119)).
An advocate of the guise of the good could accept a more intellectualist picture of motivation, according to which we only desire what we judge to be good or worthwhile.
By emphasising objectivity, it reduced passions to a pendulum, arguing in intellectualist terms about what were deep emotions.
Beyond the banal intellectualist syncretism of ordinary Hinduism, Gandhi pushed his passion for Unity until he realized unity with the Stranger, which is called hospitality, and which is the consummation of the "works of mercy," because it contains all of them, abolishing the untouchability of the pariahs; sacrificing his privileges of caste with respect to the pariahs, he received in exchange, participation in the rites of salvation over which the Abrahamic monotheisms have had administration.
As is evident, all of these expressions are just variations on the general theme of an intellectualist conception of agency or, more specifically, on the basic model of human action stated earlier, i.
For, while Burke's thought is broadly compatible with the standard conception of moral universality articulated in the natural law tradition, it has been shown that he nonetheless resists the unfortunate Enlightenment tendency to overemphasize a priori principles and, in some articulations, an instrumentalist understanding of reason, both of which result in an excessively intellectualist approach to morality.
26) His most serious critique of Toynbee was aimed at his proposal, which has been taken up by a large body of Western intellectualist scholarship, that the religious form for the world that is coming into being is a syncretist world religion.