Catholic Dictionary




Unqualified assertion of judgment, which has three levels of meaning: 1. the view of human knowledge which holds that the mind can attain the truth and certitudes; hence it is opposed to skepticism; 2. the position of those who are convinced about their philosophy of life but without judicious reflection, hence opposed to intelligent belief; 3. since Immanuel Kant any metaphysical statement made without previous analysis of its justification at the bar of reason; hence opposed to rationalism.