- the doctrine that knowledge is wholly or chiefly derived from pure reason.
- the belief that reason is the final principle of reality.
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Example sentences from the Web for intellectualism
The intellectualist accounts of truth have all failed to make this vital distinction between 'truth-claim' and validated truth.Pragmatism|D.L. Murray
This paper was originally followed by a couple of paragraphs meant to conciliate the intellectualist opposition.
On this point English opinion already shows a marked reaction from the intellectualist conception of representative government.Human Nature In Politics|Graham Wallas
Intellectualist truth is then only pragmatist truth in posse.
Since Meredith is an intellectualist, we naturally ask what may be his philosophy.The Ordeal of Richard Feverel|George Meredith
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