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irrationalism

[ih-rash-uh-nl-iz-uh m]
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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.
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Origin of irrationalism

First recorded in 1805–15; irrational + -ism
Related formsir·ra·tion·al·ist, adjective, nounir·ra·tion·al·is·tic, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • 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.