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RATIONALISM

A system of thought or attitude of mind which holds that human reason is self-sufficient and does not need the help of divine revelatin to know all that is necessary for a person's well-being. Also the view that a priori reason can give certitude without experience or verification of facts.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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