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rationalism
used in Atlas Shrugged

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the doctrine that knowledge is acquired primarily by reason rather than by experience
  • They, the impotent mystics, struggling to escape the responsibility of reason, had known that he, the rationalist, had undertaken to serve their whims.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (64% in)
  • He was seeing the final contradiction, the grotesque absurdity at the end of the irrationalists' game: the men in Washington had hoped to hold him by prompting these three to try for the role of hostages.
    3.6 Part 3 Chapter 6 — The Concerto of Deliverance (30% in)

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