Irrationalism

By on March 9th, 2021 in Rationalism

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TABLE OF CONTENTS: 1: Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………….. 2 2: What is Irrationalism?………………………………………………………………….. 2 3: Origins of Irrationalism……………………………………………………………………………. 2 3. 1: The Limits of Rationalism………………………………………………………………………2 3. 2: The Religious Issue……………………………………………………………………………….. 3 4: Historical Synopsis……………………………………………………………………………………3 4. 1: Ancient Greek Era…………………………………………………………………………………4 4. 2: Medieval Mysticism…………………………………………………………………………….. 4 4. 3: Modern Era…………………………………………………………………………………………. 4. 4: The Historical Culmination of Irrationalism………………………………………….. 5 4. 5: […]

Structural Rationalism

By on January 16th, 2021 in Rationalism

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In the advent of industrialization which is marked by the affordability and mass production of construction of materials like iron steel and glass, an architectural school of thought emerged known as structural rationalism which emphasized the important and distinctive role of structural efficiency in the form of buildings including space requirements and architectural design. This […]

On the Necessity of Rationalism

By on January 12th, 2021 in Rationalism

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In the process of considering the various means of justification, a relativistic conception of reality assumes that the truth and hence the validity of a statement may only be assessed in relation to the perspective of the discipline which holds a particular belief. In this sense, truth is dependent upon the internal coherence of beliefs […]

Romanticism vs Rationalism

By on January 2nd, 2021 in Rationalism

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Romanticism vs Rationalism Romantics value Individuality while, Rationalist value conformity. In the Poem “Ode: Intimation of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood” by William Wordsworth, stanza VII deals with conformity. The young man will have to “fit his tongue to dialogues f business, love, strife” (Wordsworth 13-14) just so that he fits in. He is […]

Plato Defends Rationalism

By on December 22nd, 2020 in Rationalism

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Plato Defends Rationalism Plato was a highly educated Athenian Philosopher. He lived from 428-348 B. C. Plato spent the early portion of his life as a disciple to Socrates, which undoubtedly helped shape his philosophical theories. One topic that he explored was epistemology. Epistemology is the area of philosophy that deals with questions concerning knowledge, […]

On the Necessity of Rationalism

By on November 7th, 2020 in Rationalism

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In the process of considering the various means of justification, a relativistic conception of reality assumes that the truth and hence the validity of a statement may only be assessed in relation to the perspective of the discipline which holds a particular belief. In this sense, truth is dependent upon the internal coherence of beliefs […]