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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

References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
[GREEK TEXT OMITTED] If the verb redundare refers only by force to the monstrous snake, it is on the contrary very suitable for the rationalistic interpretation of that snake: the Hydra was regarded as the personification of the Lernaean marsh and its heads symbolized the numerous springs of the marsh:(3) cf.
Deism, a rationalistic theology holding that the course of the universe demonstrates the existence of God, so no formal exercise of religion is necessary, made considerable headway in the colonies.
The authors reject what they see as "a rationalistic and utilitarian tradition within political economics .
Mill's libertarianism, moreover, emerges as subordinate to his proselytizing for a refined utilitarian and rationalistic Religion of Humanity.
To the experimental and rationalistic methods of science, he opposed an antirational and mystical approach to understanding.
Schatz ties the seemingly progressive stance of the Bernard Swopes and Owen Youngs to special features of the electrical industry; product diversity and competition in particular forced a highly rationalistic and cooperationist perspective.
They are wetto--wet, suffused with warmth and sentiment; we, the foreigners, are dorai--dry, rationalistic and hence insensitive.
It concerned a woman patient who was so rationalistic and analytical in her thinking that he couldn't penetrate her logical barriers.