Definitions for "Rationalism"
The doctrine or system of those who deduce their religious opinions from reason or the understanding, as distinct from, or opposed to, revelation.
The system that makes rational power the ultimate test of truth; -- opposed to sensualism, or sensationalism, and empiricism.
in contrast with Empiricism, believes that some ideas or concepts are independent of experience and that some truth is known by reason alone. See Ethical formalism
A form of Modern Movement architecture associated with Italian exponents, most notably the Gruppo Sette including Giuseppe Terragni whose major work is the Casa del Fascio in Como of 1936.
The method of proving propositions by appealing to abstract and universal principles.
The intellectual principles of Rationalism is based on the old architectural theory.
nothing was to be accepted on faith, everything was to be submitted to the rational, critical, scientific way of thinking. (p. 605)