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  1. rationalist

    • IPA[ˈraʃ(ə)n(ə)lɪst]

    英式

    • n.
      a person who bases their opinions and actions on reason and knowledge rather than on religious belief or emotional response;a person who believes that reason rather than experience is the foundation of certainty in knowledge
    • adj.
      based on reason and knowledge rather than on religious belief or emotional response;relating to the theory that reason rather than experience is the foundation of certainty in knowledge
    • noun: rationalist, plural noun: rationalists

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    名詞

    • 1. a person who bases their opinions and actions on reason and knowledge rather than on religious belief or emotional response the managers are rationalists who find it hard to understand why anyone should get worked up about the closure of their local hospital a rationalist with a boyish enthusiasm for modern science
    • a person who believes that reason rather than experience is the foundation of certainty in knowledge like other rationalists, he valorizes the mind over the body
    • a person who considers reason to be the ultimate authority in religion the dispassionate sensibility of Protestant rationalists

    形容詞

    • 1. based on reason and knowledge rather than on religious belief or emotional response a rationalist approach to the supernatural
    • relating to the theory that reason rather than experience is the foundation of certainty in knowledge Harvard College had become a seat of rationalist philosophy
    • relating to the practice of treating reason as the ultimate authority in religion Toland's unrelentingly rationalist approach to theology went well beyond anything Locke advocated
    • n.
      a person who supports the theory that efficiency and productivity should be the primary ... like all economic rationalists, he regards subsidies and intervention as anathema to a modern economy

    Oxford Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈraSH(ə)n(ə)ləst]

    美式

    • n.
      a person who bases their opinions and actions on reason and knowledge rather than on religious ... the managers are rationalists who find it hard to understand why anyone should get worked up about the closure of their local hospital a rationalist with a boyish enthusiasm for modern science
    • adj.
      based on reason and knowledge rather than on religious belief or emotional response: a rationalist approach to the supernatural

    Oxford American Dictionary