#19 in Suitism is Rationalism



 Rationalismin Western philosophy, the view that regardsreason as the chief source and test of knowledge. Holding thatreality itself has an inherently logical structure, the rationalist asserts that a class of truths exists that the intellect can grasp directly. There are, according to the rationalists, certain rational principles—especially in logic and mathematics, and even in ethics and metaphysics—that are so fundamental that to deny them is to fall into contradiction. The rationalists’ confidence in reason and proof tends, therefore, to detract from their respect for other ways of knowing.
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture. Arthur Erickson
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Rationalism has long been the rival of empiricism, the doctrine that all knowledge  comes from, and must be tested by, sense experience. As against this doctrine, rationalism holds reason to be a faculty that can lay hold of truths beyond the reach of sense perception, both in certainty and generality. In stressing the existence of a “natural light,” rationalism has also been the rival of systems claiming esoteric knowledge, whether from mystical experience, revelation, orintuition, and has been opposed to variousirrationalisms that tend to stress the biological, the emotional or volitional, the unconscious, or the existential at the expense of the rational.

Rationalism originates from Rational

Three Definitions

1.Behavior guided more by conscious reasoning than by experience, and not adversely affected by emotions.
2.Thinking process that employs logicalobjective, and systematic methods in reaching a conclusion or solving a problem.
3.Person who is not mentally imbalanced or under the sway of overpowering emotions, can draw logical inferences, and is capable of normal mental process of weighing pros and cons of an actionchoice, or decision. Opposite of insane. See alsoReasonable.
A C Suite Member IMHO is a Reasonble, Rational person and I believe that he/she is influenced by the third definition: "3.Person who is not mentally imbalanced or under the sway of overpowering emotions, can draw logical inferences, and is capable of normal mental process of weighing pros and cons of anactionchoice, or decision. Opposite of insane."
 
Dhananjay Parkhe
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