a BELIEF system which sets aside REASON to promote beliefs based on emotion and other SUBJECTIVE criteria.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

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  • Irrationalism — a philosophy which claims that science is inferior to intuition, with art and the conquest of the aesthetic being the ultimate transcendence of the humanity …   Mini philosophy glossary

  • irrationalism — noun a system of belief or action that disregards rational principles. Derivatives irrationalist noun & adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • irrationalism — ir·rationalism …   English syllables

  • irrationalism —  Иррационализм …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • irrationalism — ir•ra•tion•al•ism [[t]ɪˈræʃ ə nlˌɪz əm[/t]] n. 1) irrationality in thought or action 2) cvb a theory that nonrational forces govern the universe • Etymology: 1805–15 ir•ra′tion•al•ist, adj. n. ir•ra tion•al•is′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • irrationalism — /ɪˈræʃənəlɪzəm/ (say i rashuhnuhlizuhm) noun → irrationality …   Australian English dictionary

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