A general term for the group of philosophic schools that reject received or authoritarian wisdom and dogmatic religion and hold that knowledge is to be obtained only from observation and the application of logic to data so derived. Rationalism does not necessarily exclude religious beliefs, but tends to do so.
American undergraduate education has always been constituted by the contrasting, and often competing academic missions of enhancing student intellectualism and preparing students for their future careers.
In the remainder of the paper he then takes a more critical turn and argues that even if, as a matter of fact, traditional epistemology has endorsed intellectualism in both of its strains, this is a mistake on the part of the tradition.
NOW READ THIS: Hollywood gave up its shallow exterior on Tuesday night in Westwood, when literacy and intellectualism descended on the W Hotel at the launch party for the W's newest venture, ``W Shorts.
In this book, author Avi Kober presents readers with an examination of the Israel Defense ForceAEs state of intellectualism and modernity, offering a general framework for the analysis of the formative factors in military thought.
Looking to settle the score with "northern" (read: New York) intellectualism, her biennale gets behind the feisty "southerner" by favoring artists from South America and warmer European countries, along with a sizable contingent from Australia and New Zealand.