Intellectualism



[in-tl-ek-choo-uh-liz-uh m] /ˌɪn tlˈɛk tʃu əˌlɪz əm/

noun
1.
devotion to intellectual pursuits.
2.
the exercise of the intellect.
3.
excessive emphasis on abstract or intellectual matters, especially with a lack of proper consideration for emotions.
4.
Philosophy.

/ˌɪntɪˈlɛktʃʊəˌlɪzəm/
noun
1.
development and exercise of the intellect
2.
the placing of excessive value on the intellect, esp with disregard for the emotions
3.
(philosophy)

n.

1829; see intellectual + -ism. Probably based on German Intellektualismus (said by Klein to have been coined 1803 by Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling (1775-1854) from Late Latin intellectualis). In English, originally with reference to the doctrines of Leibnitz.

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