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rationalism

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.
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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.
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