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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Rationalism is dead. Long live rationalism!

Do you know what rationalism is? Do you know its dogma? Are you perverse like me?
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KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It'd be nice if you actually were more specific. I could say half of your threads don't incite discussion because no one ever knows what the hell you are asking.
I assume rationalism is the act of being rational.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Rationalism is an extreme philosophy opposed to empiricism and the act of being rational.
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KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How can it be against being rational if it's called rationalism?
"rationalism is "any view appealing to reason as a source of knowledge or justification". In more technical terms, it is a method or a theory "in which the criterion of the truth is not sensory but intellectual and deductive""
Sounds like what science does to me, using reason to get to conclusions. I'm not sure where you get your definition from.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I get my defintion from books, not Google. All the same, if science was all thought and no brains, it'd be impossible.
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KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You have to have a brain to think; and proper reasoning often requires a lot of knowledge in the field you are studying.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What is proper is forethought.
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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Vulcans are the best examples of insane people.
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Saeter Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Because they base their ''world''view on empirical evidence rather than subjective emotions?
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carusmm Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Because they base their worldview solely on logic.
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