Synonyms of rationalism


1. rationalism, philosophical doctrine, philosophical theory

usage: (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience

2. rationalism, theological doctrine

usage: the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth

3. rationalism, freethinking, doctrine, philosophy, philosophical system, school of thought, ism

usage: the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct

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