- the doctrine that knowledge is wholly or chiefly derived from pure reason.
- the belief that reason is the final principle of reality.
OTHER WORDS FROM intellectualism
How to use intellectualism in a sentence
The book contains an intellectualist, static, determinist, abstractive trend.
As in the intellectualist philosophies, forms of thought are regarded as themselves objects of thought.
The confusion of causal and descriptive ideas is a habit common to both the intellectualist philosopher and the crowd-minded.
Theory is a possession of the theorist, intellect of the intellectualist.Human Nature and Conduct|John Dewey
Man becomes ridiculous when we regard him from an intellectualist standpoint; that is, as a machine.Major Prophets of To-Day|Edwin E. Slosson
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