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irrationalism

[ih-rash-uh-nl-iz-uh m] /ɪˈræʃ ə nlˌɪz əm/
noun
1.
irrationality in thought or action.
2.
an attitude or belief having a nonrational basis.
3.
a theory that nonrational forces govern the universe.
Origin of irrationalism
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15; irrational + -ism
Related forms
irrationalist, adjective, noun
irrationalistic, adjective
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  • His contention that they cannot be reasoned about has led to the further charge of irrationalism.

    Rudolph Eucken

    Abel J. Jones
  • Classical empiricism results in irrationalism; perhaps it would even be fitting to designate it by this latter name.

  • Thus the objection of "irrationalism" directed against the new philosophy falls to the ground.

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