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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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rationalism -- as in: rationalism v. empiricism
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • All words grouping themselves round the concepts of liberty and equality, for instance, were contained in the single word crimethink, while all words grouping themselves round the concepts of objectivity and rationalism were contained in the single word oldthink.

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  • Immanuel Kant attempted to integrate rationalism and empiricism.
  • Though a proponent of rationalism, Leibniz noted that "we are all mere Empirics in three fourths of our actions."

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