Essays Tagged: "Rationalist"

Is there a God or is HE (?) an illusion?

hilosophy of ReligionThesis: Is there a God or is He(?) an illusion?Bibliography:Benedict Spinoza - rationalistFreidrick Schleiermacher - religionSigmund Freud - atheistAn illusion is one's own interp ...

(1 pages) 127 1 3.2 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Study guides for American Pageant 12e by Bailey.

CHAP 15 THE FERMENT OF REFORM AND CULTUREREVIVING RELIGION*Rationalist ideas overpowered Calvinist tradition ie Thomas Paine's book The Age of Reason 1974 decl ...

(5 pages) 76 1 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A Character Analysis of Hugo's Javert, from Les Miserables

from the general population, and a devil that can be neither reformed nor tamed. Javert is the true rationalist. Like Medieval philosophers, he believes that people will naturally resort to evil, and ... naturally resort to evil, and that these people can never be saved or reformed. Javert is the true rationalist because he believes the law is the highest authority, sees Jean Valjean as purely evil, ...

(5 pages) 32 1 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

"An Examination of the Christology of Friedrich Schleiermacher"

Doctrine of Faith.His Christology has been described as "humanistic Christology" as he rejected the rationalist Christology of Kant and tried to incorporate more elements of experience and feeling (ge ... earlier he also wanted to incorporate more elements of feeling and emotion into his ideas than the rationalists before him. He defined a church as "a communion or association relating to religion or ...

(7 pages) 52 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Romanticism in 17th Century Europe

The idea of romanticism was created as a way of combating the rationalist and formalist ideas of 18th century Europe. Also, it can be said that the roots of roman ... manticism quickly spread throughout Europe. Its ideals were prime for a society ready to reject the rationalist and formalist movements of the time. Also, many of the things that went into romanticism ...

(2 pages) 134 1 3.7 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Economic Rationalism

ayal of the privately owned Telstra shareholders. You can see, therefore, that if a purely economic rationalist line is followed, services are not provided or if they are, they have to be at a cost wh ... market forces. Better still is John Stones definition, which is:In their most basic form, economic rationalist views simply hold that generally speaking markets usually provide more satisfying answer ...

(8 pages) 130 0 4.8 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Rationalism Vs Empiricism

artes and John Locke, David Hume and Plato. They believe in rationalism or empiricism respectively. Rationalist believed that an important group of fundamental concepts are known intuitively through r ... ant group of fundamental concepts are known intuitively through reason, opposite to experience. For rationalist, the knowledge is innate and that it can¡¯t come from sources such as the sen ...

(9 pages) 228 2 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Feminism and Constructivism: A Comparison

l relations scholarship. Due to a plethora of circumstances scholars have subjected the traditional rationalist theories of neorealism and neoliberalism to critical re-evaluations. As a result, constr ... uctivism is about human consciousness and the role of this feature in international life . Dominant rationalist theories make distinctions between the actions and interests of states on the basis of e ...

(11 pages) 156 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Public International Law Study Notes

elation as one of its sources) - however by time of Hugo Grotius (1583-1645) natural law adopting a rationalist approach, being seen to derive from universal reason- Independence and equality of State ...

(46 pages) 175 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security

Rationalism in America

h the analysis of the Deceleration of independence, one can conclude that America was shaped by the Rationalist ideas of Philosophe John Locke, Deism, and the writings of Thomas Paine.John Locke was a ... aken form the writings of John Locke, which shows how the Declaration was influenced by him and his Rationalist ideas. Another theory of Locke is the social contract concerning the government and the ...

(2 pages) 46 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Acquisition of Knowledge

pted to express via theories. In the following paper, I will discuss the ideas of Rene Descartes, a Rationalist, and John Locke, an Empiricist, as they relate to the ideas of rationalization and the a ... highly skeptical of the firmness and permanence of his former beliefs, approaches knowledge with a rationalistic view. He believes that truth must always be perceived as truth because the world that ...

(7 pages) 128 0 5.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics


Rational/ Romanticist Essay A rationalist is a person who is rational, inventive, practical, sophisticated, highly educated, and a ... ciated nature and saw the bad side of the industrial revolution. I'm more of a "romanticist" than a rationalist is, however, I don't really care much for poetry and I don't care much for the country. ... wever, I don't really care much for poetry and I don't care much for the country. I'm not much of a rationalist, I'm not too inventive. Romanticist spend their time living in fantast and dreams while ...

(2 pages) 352 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Rationalist Vs. Romantics

Authors during the Revolution were classified as either rationalist or romantic, but whether they were classified as rationalist or romantic depended on the ... ic, but whether they were classified as rationalist or romantic depended on their style of writing. Rationalist and romantic authors wrote smiliarly using the same techniques, but they also were diffe ... c authors wrote smiliarly using the same techniques, but they also were different from each other.A rationalist author during this time period was Patrick Henry. In the Virginia Convention of 1775, He ...

(2 pages) 2543 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Romanticism Vs. Rationalism

It would be difficult for me to generally categorize myself as a rationalist or a romantic. I have a tinge of style from both factions. For example, rationalism says ... w order because one must build on the past, not on abstract principles as of rationalism. If I am a rationalist I will only be looking toward my future instead of looking to wisdoms of the past, but I ... n towards the infinite, expressed by every ways available to the arts. Overall, I am nearer to be a rationalist then of a romantic.

(1 pages) 1507 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In a world of increasing globalization, and individualization, we are more concerned with our own lives, choices, destiny than with the lives, choices, destiny of others.

aps even greater in this day and age.MICHEL FOUCAULT: Cynic. Interesting. Perhaps. But I prefer the rationalist. I do not, in your words, undermine the essence of money. One needs money to survive, bu ...

(9 pages) 112 0 5.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Italian Rationalism

r structural demands was developed and that was how Rationalism started. It was with this, that the Rationalist doctrine re-emerged many years after in Italy.After the war, Mussolini felt no constrain ... iousness of history. That opened up the new possibilities for modern tradition. That was also how a Rationalist doctrine re-emerged, under Gruppo 7.Gruppo 7 was made up of 7 young architectural studen ...

(10 pages) 30 0 4.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

Distinction between Knowledge & Belief.

s being said is true, but it does not have to be true to be believable. Descartes (1596?1650) was a Rationalist; he believed he had to doubt everything known to him to really understand knowledge. He ... te ?I think therefore I am?.Others such as Hume (1711-1776) an empiricist went against the ideas of rationalists, whilst identifying with belief being a particular state of the mind considered it to b ...

(6 pages) 85 0 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Tis True That There Are No Truths and Absolutely No Absolutes: A Scholarly Report

ns presented seem unattainable. Figures, like Rene Descartes, will argue, under the position of the rationalist, that knowledge is possible with the use of reason (Felder 126). Other philosophers, suc ...

(4 pages) 22 0 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Discuss key developments in western thought by looking at western philosophical trends

ll discuss later, empiricism and rationalism. Heraclites was an empiricist whereas Parmenides was a rationalist (Hergenhahn, 2005, pp.29-30). With Parmenides we also see the start of logical argumenta ... acute; Descartes (1596-1650), also known as the "father of modern philosophy," was the first modern rationalist (Roger Jones). This is exemplified by his famous words: "I think, therefore I am." Ratio ...

(8 pages) 35 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

The Romantics were as preoccupied with the inner life as with the outer world revealed by the senses, and this shows in their works. Discuss with reference to three Romantic works.

the existence of God; not merely on his judgements upon morality or art. The vicar began as a model rationalist but developed an obsession with sentiment; Inner sentiment played an important part in m ...

(8 pages) 536 0 0.0 Jan/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays