Definition of "irrationalism" [irrationalism]

  • Irrational thought, expression, or behavior; irrationality. (noun)
  • Belief in feeling, instinct, or other nonrational forces rather than reason. (noun)

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Use "irrationalism" in a sentence
  • "For a bird's-eye view of the history of the idea of irrationalism in philosophy, two preliminary method - ological observations are in order."
  • "It is being argued that the gov't should intervene in the decision to save vs. consume because such decisions are being made by 'non-market' factors such as irrationalism, people with poor financial education, 'media perceptions' etc."
  • "Berlin does concede that Hamann was not a "heaven-storming" irrationalist, but he does not specify how his "irrationalism" differs from that of the heaven-stormers."