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Definition 1: the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for rationalism in the sense of this definition

(rationalism is a kind of ...) a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school

Definition 2: (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience - [noun denoting cognition]

(rationalism is a kind of ...) a doctrine accepted by adherents to a philosophy

(rationalism belongs to category ...) the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics

Definition 3: the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth - [noun denoting cognition]

(rationalism is a kind of ...) the doctrine of a religious group

(... is a kind of rationalism ) the form of theological rationalism that believes in God on the basis of reason without reference to revelation

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