opposed to radicalism or .
the holding or following of or extreme views or principles. the principles or practices of . Contemporary Examples Osama bin Laden was a charismatic leader who could convey his very particular brand of radicalism to an international audience. Are Al Qaeda’s Fighters Depressed? Paul Kix May 3, 2011 The Tea Party firebrand is as anti-tax […]
agreeable to reason; reasonable; sensible: a rational plan for economic development. having or exercising reason, sound judgment, or good sense: a calm and rational negotiator. being in or characterized by full possession of one’s reason; sane; lucid: The patient appeared perfectly rational. endowed with the faculty of reason: rational beings. of, relating to, or constituting […]
the principle or habit of accepting reason as the supreme authority in matters of opinion, belief, or conduct. Philosophy. the doctrine that reason alone is a source of knowledge and is independent of experience. (in the philosophies of Descartes, Spinoza, etc.) the doctrine that all knowledge is expressible in self-evident propositions or their consequences. Theology. […]
the state or quality of being . the possession of reason. agreeableness to reason; reasonableness. the exercise of reason. a reasonable view, practice, etc. Contemporary Examples Evasion is the survival strategy, paranoia makes perfect sense, while rationality comes to look crazy. The Catch in “Catch-22” Morris Dickstein September 3, 2011 Indeed, as our models of […]