rationalism has definitions from the fields of philosophy,religion,theology
[ noun ] (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience

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(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)

For better or worse we cannot regard `` imitation '' in the arts in the simple mode of classical rationalism or detached realism .

Experience is not seen , as it is in classical rationalism , as presenting us initially with clear and distinct objects simply located in space and registering their character , movements , and changes on the tabula_rasa of an uninvolved intellect .

[ noun ] (religion,theology) the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth

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theological_doctrine deism

[ noun ] (philosophy) the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct



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