intellectualism: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (in"tl-ek'ch-u-liz"um), [key]
- devotion to intellectual pursuits.
- the exercise of the intellect.
- excessive emphasis on abstract or intellectual matters, esp. with a lack of proper consideration for emotions.
- the doctrine that knowledge is wholly or chiefly derived from pure reason.
- the belief that reason is the final principle of reality.