- the doctrine that knowledge is wholly or chiefly derived from pure reason.
- the belief that reason is the final principle of reality.
Examples from the Web for intellectualism
And this mix of intellectualism and faithfulness is filling an unmet need among students on many of these campuses.
These are institutions that are meant to promote the pursuit of intellectualism and honesty.Colleges Lawyer Up Before Claire McCaskill Rape Inquiry|Emily Shire|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There the American kids encounter high schools that are deeply, even shockingly, enamored of intellectualism.
Both shared an asceticism and intellectualism, encouraged by the Jesuits.
She was not an intellectual, but she was interested in the aesthetics of intellectualism.
The reduction of religion to intellectualism received severe rebukes at his hand on more than one occasion.
But the flight to the will is more a reaction against Intellectualism than an overcoming of the difficulty.Life's Basis and Life's Ideal|Rudolf Eucken
These papers make me understand the radical difference between morals and intellectualism.Amiel's Journal|Henri-Frdric Amiel
This is Croce's great fault—that he tries to rid poetry of what he calls any suggestion of intellectualism.The Literature of Ecstasy|Albert Mordell
By virtue of its repugnance for "intellectualism," Fascism prefers not to waste time constructing abstract theories about itself.
British Dictionary definitions for intellectualism
- the doctrine that reason is the ultimate criterion of knowledge
- the doctrine that deliberate action is consequent on a process of conscious or subconscious reasoning