1. [ noun ] (philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge is acquired by reason without resort to experience
Related terms: philosophical_doctrine philosophy
2. [ noun ] (religion,theology) the theological doctrine that human reason rather than divine revelation establishes religious truth
Related terms: theological_doctrine deism
3. [ noun ] (philosophy) the doctrine that reason is the right basis for regulating conduct
Synonyms: freethinking
Related terms: doctrine
Similar spelling:   rational