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irrationalism

(ĭ-răsh′ə-nə-lĭz′əm)
n.
1. Irrational thought, expression, or behavior; irrationality.
2. Belief in feeling, instinct, or other nonrational forces rather than reason.
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concludes, Strauss's study of Maimonides led him to conclude "that reason needs revelation precisely in order to remain reasonable," and that accepting revelation "as its leading challenger (in the form of prophetically revealed scripture) is a better way for reason to deal with its perennial challengers than the forms of modern 'irrationalism' (often themselves devised by philosophers) are able to provide," although "the relation between reason and revelation must be 'determined,'" as Maimonides believed, "by the priority of the political even in philosophical debate" (158-59).
Loss of devotion to God and Christianity is supposed to have rendered the human race, in the Russian nationalist philosophers' view, "morally blinded, gripped by materialism, irrationalism, and nihilism." I couldn't count the number of times I've read that sentiment in The Register-Guard's mailbag.
"The West exported this anti-Christian virus to Russia,'' Ilyin wrote, "Having lost our bond with God and the Christian tradition, mankind has been morally blinded, gripped by materialism, irrationalism and nihilism.''
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As Sokurov's metaphysical road trip reaches its final destination, Faust gives full vent to Goethe's irrationalism. Invoking Natur und Geist--not incidentally, the name of a journal dedicated to the ideals of National Socialism--Faust cries: "Nature and spirit ...
It was heavily criticized for not meeting the standards of the then-dominant view: it was found to be rather vague, inconsistent, not technical enough, philosophically naive, and open to charges of promoting relativism and irrationalism, always by the yardstick of a philosophy which was itself one of the targets of the book's author." (3)
His topics include rationalism and irrationalism in Poland, the rise of many-valued logic in Poland, formal metaphilosophy in Finland, an introduction to the history of epistemology, and Polish logic.
The role of radical social movements has often been down-played as a context in social art history, but this book joins a growing body of scholarship that argues that social movements, and anarchism in particular, were central to the new modes and values of artistic production in European Modernism, whose concern - exemplified in Dada - with negation and antagonism often had a far more solid ground than the mythological straw-man 'anarchism' of some vague chaotic irrationalism previously often ascribed to it.